[Review] Melissa Gira Grant (2014) Playing the whore: the work of sex work

Oliver, Jessica Eve (2016) [Review] Melissa Gira Grant (2014) Playing the whore: the work of sex work. Excursions, 6 (1). ISSN 2044-4095

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Melissa Gira Grant’s latest book examines the denial of basic labour rights for sex workers, and the external factors behind this, including the attitudes of the police, media and politicians. The book is a sharp critique of the sensationalist treatment of the industry and behaviours of establishment figures that proves timely in the wake of Amnesty’s recently declared support for global decriminalization.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Sex Work, Review, Melissa Gira Grant
Schools and Departments: School of English > English
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labour > HD4801 Labour. Work. Working class > HD6951 Industrial sociology. Social conditions of labour
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
P Language and Literature
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Depositing User: Jessica Eve Oliver
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2016 10:17
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2017 06:18
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/60432

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