Book , Print in English

On the game : women and sex work

Sophie Day.
  • London ; Ann Arbor : Pluto Press, 2007.
  • ix, 277 pages ; 23 cm.
Subjects
Series
Contents
  • Introduction : public women
  • 1. London clinic : anthropology and health
  • public clinic : notes, staff and patients
  • Sex workers and the clinic
  • Handling time
  • 2. Simply work
  • Separating the world into two parts
  • Ideologies and counter-ideologies of the person
  • Two bodies
  • On work
  • 3. What's in a name? : the distribution of knowledge among colleagues
  • local industry
  • Stratification of the sex industry
  • Geographies of movement
  • exchange of information
  • exchange of names
  • 4. Playing the market against the state
  • Informal or illegal?
  • criminal justice system
  • Making your money
  • Enterprise
  • 5. right to have rights
  • sex work movement
  • Occupational health and safety
  • 'Inside' the state?
  • Civil society, or another public realm
  • 6. uses of money
  • Price and value
  • costs of working
  • Pimps and ponces : sharing and wasting money
  • Earmarking, targets and goals
  • addiction to money
  • Enterprise and gender
  • 7. Infertility, pregnancy and future mothers
  • 'barren prostitute'
  • Signs of infertility
  • Anticipating children
  • Pregnancy
  • Motherhood
  • Turning points
  • Prescriptive fertility
  • 8. Consummate artifice : market makes all
  • Regular clients
  • sugar daddy
  • performance
  • Careers in sex work
  • Prescriptive enterprise
  • 9. Counterpublics
  • Alternatives to work and business
  • Alternative sexualities
  • Distributed sexualities
  • Politics, sex and gender
  • Comparing Leslie's turning point with Marcia's Harlequins
  • 10. Time on the game
  • Sex work 1986-2000
  • Strategies between, strategies within
  • Outcomes
  • Migrants and strangers
  • Biographical disruption
  • life course
  • Epilogue : the lifescapes of public women.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
  • 9780745317595 (hbk.)
  • 0745317596 (hbk.)
  • 0745317588
  • 9780745317588
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2007298907
  • OCLC: 123113881
  • OCLC: 123113881