RETHINKING PROSTITUTION

Sullivan, Barbara (2001) RETHINKING PROSTITUTION.

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Abstract

Prostitution occupies a significant position at the intersection of feminist debates about the relationship between power, sex, sexuality and work. In this essay I examine first and second-wave feminist accounts of prostitution. These often situated prostitution in pervasive patterns of sexual economics and on a continuum with both other types of 'women's work' and other relationships like marriage. I then explore several recent feminist texts which argue against this continuum approach and which advance specific grounds for a principled feminist opposition to prostitution. My conclusion is that existing feminist accounts of prostitution are inadequate. I argue that we need new types of theories which avoid universal and essentialist claims about prostitution, which pay attention to the effects of feminists adopting an anti-prostitution stance and which contest dominant cultural discourses about sexuality.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Collections > Koleksi Perpustakaan Di Indonesia > Perpustakaan Di Indonesia > JIPTUMM > Member > nash@mail.umm.ac.id
Divisions: Universitas Komputer Indonesia > Perpustakaan UNIKOM
Depositing User: M.Kom Taryana Suryana
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2016 07:34
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2016 07:34
URI: http://kepo.unikom.ac.id/id/eprint/368

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