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Street Sex Workers' Discourse : Realizing Material Change Through Agential Choice (Reprint) (Paperback)

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Incorporating the voices and insights of street sex workers through personal interviews, this monograph argues that the material conditions of many street workers — the physical environments they live in and their effects on the workers’ bodies, identities, and spirits — are represented, reproduced, and entrenched in the language surrounding their work. As an ethnographic case study of a local system that can be extrapolated to other subcultures and the construction of identities, this book disrupts some of the more prevalent academic and lay understandings about street prostitution by providing a thorough analysis of the material conditions surrounding street work and their connection to discourse. McCracken offers an explanation of how constructions can be made differently in order to achieve representations that are generated by the marginalized populations themselves, while placing responsibility for this marginalization on the society in which these people live.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 240
Genre: Social Science, Psychology
Sub-Genre: Anthropology / Cultural, Human Sexuality, Sociology / General
Series Title: Routledge Research in Gender and Society
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Jill McCracken
Language: English
Street Date: September 8, 2015
TCIN: 51153457
UPC: 9781138952515
Item Number (DPCI): 248-16-3822
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