For Work / Against Work
Debates on the centrality of work

"Sex Work/Sex Act: Law, Labor, and Desire in Constructions of Prostitution"

by Zatz, Noah D (1997)


Sex radicals (Rubin 1984; Weeks 1985) often argue that radical feminists, 1 in their opposition to pornography, prostitution, sadomasochism, and other controversial sex practices, make political common cause with sexual conservatives. While sex radicals themselves clearly, indeed almost by definition, do not forge political coalitions with the sexual Right, they do tend to include prostitution in their analysis of" deviant" and" perverse" sexualities, thus making theoretical common cause with right-wing articulations between …

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Sex Work, Prostitution, Sexual Economy, Working Women, Womens Work, Female Labour, Gendered Labour, Sexuality


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