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Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality
Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality
by Gail Dines
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Astonishingly, the average age of first viewing porn is now 11.5 years for boys, and with the advent of the Internet, it’s no surprise that young people are consuming more porn than ever. And, as Gail Dines shows, today’s porn is strikingly... (read more)

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Some Girls: My Life in a Harem
Some Girls: My Life in a Harem
by Jillian Lauren
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“A punk rock Scheherazade” (Margaret Cho) shares the zigzagging path that took her from being a member of a harem to motherhood Jillian Lauren is not your typical mom. In Everything You Ever Wanted, she recounts her journey of starting a... (read more)

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Sex Workers Unite: A History of the Movement from Stonewall to Slutwalk
Sex Workers Unite: A History of the Movement from Stonewall to Slutwalk
by Melinda Chateauvert
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A provocative history that reveals how sex workers have been at the vanguard of social justice movements for the past fifty years while building a movement of their own that challenges our ideas about labor, sexuality, feminism, and freedom   Fifty... (read more)

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Prostitution and State in Itlay, 1860-1915 (2ND 99 Edition)
Prostitution and State in Itlay, 1860-1915 (2ND 99 Edition)
by Mary Gibson
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Traces the history of prostitution during the period, when all prostitutes were required to register with the police, live in licensed brothels, undergo health examinations, and be treated in a special hospital if they were infected with venereal... (read more)

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Nightwork: Sexuality, Pleasure, and Corporate Masculinity in a Tokyo Hostess Club
Nightwork: Sexuality, Pleasure, and Corporate Masculinity in a Tokyo Hostess Club
by Anne Allison
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Anne Allison is the Robert O. Keohane Professor of Cultural Anthropology and Professor of Women's Studies at Duke University.... (read more)

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Sex Trafficking : Inside Business of Modern Slavery (08 Edition)
Sex Trafficking : Inside Business of Modern Slavery (08 Edition)
by Kara Siddharth
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Every year, hundreds of thousands of women and children are abducted, deceived, seduced, or sold into forced prostitution, coerced to service hundreds if not thousands of men before being discarded. These trafficked sex slaves form the backbone of one of... (read more)

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Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper
Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper
by Diablo Cody
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Decreed by David Letterman (tongue in cheek) on CBS TV’s The Late Show to be the pick of “Dave’s Book Club 2006,” Candy Girl is the story of a young writer who dared to bare it all as a stripper. At the age of twenty-four, Diablo Cody... (read more)

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Dancing for Dollars and Paying for Love: The Relationships Between Exotic Dancers and Their Regulars
Dancing for Dollars and Paying for Love: The Relationships Between Exotic Dancers and Their Regulars
by R Danielle Egan
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This book takes an in-depth look at the relationships exotic dancers have with their regular customers, and explores the limits of using feminist theory to discuss sex work. Incorporating interviews, personal accounts, and field notes, Egan sheds light... (read more)

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Slavery Inc: The Untold Story of International Sex Trafficking
Slavery Inc: The Untold Story of International Sex Trafficking
by Lydia Cacho
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Illegal, inhuman, and impervious to recession, there is one trade that continues to thrive, just out of sight. The international sex trade criss-crosses the entire globe, a sinister network made up of criminal masterminds, local handlers, corrupt... (read more)

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Trafficked: My Story of Surviving, Escaping, and Transcending Abduction Into Prostitution
Trafficked: My Story of Surviving, Escaping, and Transcending Abduction Into Prostitution
by Sophie Hayes
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"At age 18, British national Hayes was lured from her family by a 19-year-old Albanian illegal immigrant named Kas, abducted into Italy, and forced into prostitution at gunpoint to pay off his enormous debts. Her harrowing story reads like a real life... (read more)

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Prostitution of Sexuality
Prostitution of Sexuality
by Kathleen Barry
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Why are today's adults more like adolescents, in their dress and personal tastes, than ever before? Why do so many adults seem to drift and avoid responsibilities such as work and family? As the traditional family breaks down and marriage and child... (read more)

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Mistress Ruby Ties It Together: A Dominatrix Take on Sex, Power, and the Secret Lives of Upstanding Citizens
Mistress Ruby Ties It Together: A Dominatrix Take on Sex, Power, and the Secret Lives of Upstanding Citizens
by Robin Shamburg
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After a 12-year internment in Catholic school, Robin Shamburg studied journalism at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.  In 1995, she picked up the professional whip  -- on a dare -- and stayed for almost two years.  ... (read more)

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$Pread: The Best of the Magazine That Illuminated the Sex Industry and Started a Media Revolution
$Pread: The Best of the Magazine That Illuminated the Sex Industry and Started a Media Revolution
by Rachel Aimee
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$pread, an Utne Awardand#150;winning magazine by and for sex workers, was independently published from 2005 to 2011. This collection features enduring essays about sex work around the world, first-person stories that range from deeply traumatic to... (read more)

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The Invention of Pornography, 1500-1800: Obscenity and the Origins of Modernity
The Invention of Pornography, 1500-1800: Obscenity and the Origins of Modernity
by Lynn Avery Hunt
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In America today the debate over the censorship of pornography continues to call into question the values of a modern, democratic culture.... (read more)

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Beautiful Thing: Inside the Secret World of Bombay's Dance Bars
Beautiful Thing: Inside the Secret World of Bombay's Dance Bars
by Sonia Faleiro
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Already published in India to great acclaim and named a Time Out Subcontinental Book of the Year and an Observer Book of the Year, Beautiful Thing is a stunning piece of reportage that offers a rare firsthand glimpse into Bombays notorious sex industry... (read more)

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Strip Club: Gender, Power, and Sex Work
Strip Club: Gender, Power, and Sex Work
by Kim Price Glynn
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At the close of the twentieth century, political protests have erupted throughout the world. While the collapse of communism was certainly one of the most spectacular protest- related events, smaller protests have become ubiquitous. In Los Angeles, labor... (read more)

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Slave Hunter: One Man's Global Quest to Free Victims of Human Trafficking
Slave Hunter: One Man's Global Quest to Free Victims of Human Trafficking
by Aaron Cohen
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From living the rock star life to wading through the world's war zones, refugee camps, and brothels, Aaron Cohen left behind his closest friends, his dying father, and his partnership with a legendary musician to take on treacherous rescue missions in... (read more)

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Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work (Jacobin)
Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work (Jacobin)
by Melissa Gira Grant
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Melissa Gira Grant is a writer and freelance journalist whose work has appeared in Glamour, the Guardian, the Nation, Wired, and the Atlantic. She is also a Contributing Editor to Jacobin. Her website is melissagiragrant.com.... (read more)

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Pornography: The Production and Consumption of Inequality
Pornography: The Production and Consumption of Inequality
by Gail Dines
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Seven contributions offer analysis of contemporary, mass-marketed, heterosexual pornography. The authors operate on the assumption that an understanding of the phenomenon requires a consideration of three key elements: production, text, and... (read more)

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Magic Gardens: The Memoirs of Viva Las Vegas
Magic Gardens: The Memoirs of Viva Las Vegas
by Viva Las Vegas
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"Magic Gardens is no mere memoir — all snap, verve, and eloquence, it is the how-to manifesto of a Diva of the Demimonde, and a love song to life on the shady side." Katherine Dunn, author of Geek Love... (read more)

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