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South Atlantic Quarterly (2021) 120 (3): 493–514.
Published: 01 July 2021
... worker has been rhetorically deployed to trouble the boundaries between productive, unproductive, and reproductive work. More recently, the prostitute imaginary has shaped accounts of contemporary service work: in particular, the figure of the sex worker has been used to metaphorize the intimate affects...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2021) 120 (3): 573–590.
Published: 01 July 2021
...Vanessa Carlisle This article interrogates the common sex worker rights’ slogan “sex work is real work,” a claim that yokes sex worker struggles to labor struggles worldwide. This article argues that US-based sex worker rights activism, which relies on the labor rights framework to confront stigma...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2021) 120 (3): 485–491.
Published: 01 July 2021
...Heather Berg Heather Berg Reading Sex Work: An Introduction it s true, sometimes I have to get extremely drunk but it isn t like poor me, in a strapless sequin dress it s just these people are all too stupid to have all this money Rachel Rabbit White, Porn Carnival (2019) Sex work is tedious...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2021) 120 (3): 515–532.
Published: 01 July 2021
...Svati P. Shah In the wake of the twinned specters of authoritarianism and antidemocratic governance that the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns in India have both exacerbated and facilitated, the author argues that scholarship on sex work deployed through a critique of labor will be pressed to rethink its...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2021) 120 (3): 553–571.
Published: 01 July 2021
...Julian Kevon Glover This article investigates sex work among Black transgender women in Chicago’s ballroom scene, drawing on ethnographic data to argue that Black transwomen engage in sex work as a practice of self-investment undergirded by an epistemological shift regarding the centrality...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2021) 120 (3): 533–551.
Published: 01 July 2021
...Kate Hardy; Camille Barbagallo An increasing amount of sex work in the United Kingdom is now digitally mediated, as workers and clients identify each other, agree prices and services, undertake security checks, and often make payment through various platforms and websites. Existing accounts...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2021) 120 (3): 631–640.
Published: 01 July 2021
...femi babylon; Heather Berg In this interview, femi babylon elaborates a proheaux womanist theory of erotic labor as at once work and antiwork. “Sex work is work” speaks to the realities of erotic labor as a survival strategy and illuminates the connections among erotic labor and other forms of gig...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2021) 120 (3): 591–608.
Published: 01 July 2021
... movements have sought to change public debates about commercial sex, vis-à-vis an antistereotype strategy that reimagined the sex worker as a sex-positive feminist, distinguished less by her critical politics of pleasure and more by the implication that she freely chooses and finds happiness in her work...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2021) 120 (3): 609–629.
Published: 01 July 2021
... a comparative approach by studying performances of masculinity in heterosexual and homosexual commercial sex venues in Rio de Janeiro. The authors argue that masculine performances not only are about homosocial male bonding between clients but also are aspirational performances in which actors must work within...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2023) 122 (3): 505–523.
Published: 01 July 2023
... by having a partner who does more of the work. And so, “it makes a lot of sense to me to say, ‘why not use sexuality to your own economic advantage?’ You have more control in sex work than you do in monogamous heterosexual relationships.” For Sage as for early radical feminist thinkers, this bad deal...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2008) 107 (2): 265–285.
Published: 01 April 2008
... and the state of liberal identity politics for gay men in the United States. Avoiding subjective and psychological approaches to viral sex, this essay addresses viral sex in terms of the political economy of liberalism and biopower, featuring a discussion of Michel Foucault's late work on homosexuality and its...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2016) 115 (2): 411–423.
Published: 01 April 2016
... Press . Weeks Kathi . 2011 . The Problem with Work: Feminism, Marxism, Antiwork Politics, and Postwork Imaginaries . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . AGAINST the DAY Ben Trott Same-Sex Marriage and the Queer Politics of Dissensus...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2021) 120 (3): 684–687.
Published: 01 July 2021
... about sex, work, and social struggle. She is the author of Porn Work: Sex, Labor, and Late Capitalism (2021). Her recent essays include Sex Work after the Future (2020), Left of #MeToo (2020), and Porn Work, Independent Contractor Misclassification, and the Limits of the Law (2021). She...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2015) 114 (4): 827–849.
Published: 01 October 2015
... : a materialist analysis of gender hierarchy premised on the conviction that sex difference is not the foundation of gender but is, rather, its effect. I aim not only to give Delphy's work the benefit of a sympathetic reading but also to demonstrate how such a reading participates in contesting two...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2013) 112 (3): 473–479.
Published: 01 July 2013
... taxes of $100 or more on prostitutes and others involved in the business (see Leovy 1866).2 The heart of New Orleans’s legal sex trade was in the back of the French Quarter along one street in particu- lar, Burgundy Street, where all three women lived and worked during this period, at times even...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2013) 112 (4): 697–723.
Published: 01 October 2013
... excerpts from The Second Sex as she worked to its completion, making publicly available her preliminary conclusions on the analysis of the woman as other from 1948 until 1949, when the full-length text was published.5 Though Beauvoir’s question of alterity seems to clearly echo in Black Skin, White...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2024) 123 (1): 105–128.
Published: 01 January 2024
...%94or-how-the-world-was-remade-by-capitalism/ . Sakthidharan A. V. 2019 . Antigod's Own Country: A Short History of the Brahmanical Colonisation of Kerala . New Delhi : Navayana Press . Shah Svati . 2014 . Street Corner Secrets: Sex, Work and Migration in the City of Mumbai...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2023) 122 (3): 567–589.
Published: 01 July 2023
... as a butch or trans masc novel, but in fact the bar scene Feinberg writes into being presents multiple central cis femme, trans femme, and street queen characters within a working-class scene made up of sex workers of all genders, working-class lesbians, femmes, and butches/he-shes. After she is expelled...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2023) 122 (3): 670–672.
Published: 01 July 2023
... Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant and the American Association of University Women. Heather Berg writes about sex, work, and social struggle. Her first book, Porn Work (2021), explores workers’ strategies for navigating—and subverting—precarity. Her writing also appears in the journals...
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South Atlantic Quarterly (2024) 123 (1): 225–229.
Published: 01 January 2024
..., Davis, where she chairs the Graduate Group in Cultural Studies and is a Dean's Faculty Fellow as well as a Chancellor's Fellow. Her work examines the politics of evidence: how concepts like labor, sex/gender, race, and property are sustained or transformed through the recognition, narration, and redress...