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An Entrepeneur of Herself: Sex Work in the Age of Neo-Liberalism Open Access

Feminist discourses of sex work represent a space in which tensions surrounding sexual politics, labor, agency, race, class, and space come to a head. An Entrepreneur of Herself: Sex Work in the Age of Neo-Liberalism explores the ways in which the themes surrounding feminist discourses of sex work interact with neo-liberal ideology, and shows that feminist scholars on both sides of the "sex wars" have been complicit in perpetuating narratives of sex work that represent the best interests of Capital, not workers. As a remedy, An Entrepreneur of Herself argues for a strengths-based approach to sex work that focuses on labor, structural analysis, and respect for workers' own experiences of their labor.

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