1st Edition

Whores and Other Feminists

ISBN 9780415918220
Published July 2, 1997 by Routledge
312 Pages

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Book Description

Whores and Other Feminists fleshes out feminist politics from the perspective of sex workers--strippers, prostitutes, porn writers, producers and performers, dominatrices--and their allies. Comprising a range of voices from both within and outside the academy, this collection draws from traditional feminisms, postmodern feminism, queer theory, and sex radicalism. It stretches the boundaries of contemporary feminism, holding accountable both traditional feminism for stigmatizing sex workers, and also the sex industry for its sexist practices.


"This book is provocative. The title shocks; the content stimulates. Feminism sorely needs exactly what is provided in this book." -- Journal of American and Comparative Cultures
"This is an essential contribution to the current dialog about sex work. ...this book is not only provocative, entertaining, and consistently well-written, it's also a public service." -- Black Sheets
"Approximately three dozen sex workers join Campbell to plumb the sex-for-money nexus for its feminist meanings. In chorus, they proclaim a gleefully sex-positive approach to topics that have long troubled feminism...They delight and they frustrate, these 'proud whores.' Their insights leave the ruminations of my cohort of sex-worker feminists in the dust." -- The Women's Review of Books
"Nagle has definitely broken new ground and established one of many stances of 'third wave' feminism. Whores and Other Feminists is fascinating and liberating." -- The Lesbian Review of Books
"This book provides a welcome change from the more familiar puritanical version of feminism." -- In These Times