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Collected links and resources online
Sin City Alternative Professionals’ Association: Very extensive list of resources on sex work, both nationally and internationally
Michael Goodyear: Extensive collection of resources on sex work, especially internationally and as related to policy and the law
Chapkis, Wendy. Live Sex Acts.
Weitzer, Ronald. Sex for Sale.
Autobiographies and Collections by Sex Workers
Angell, Jeanette. Callgirl.
Barton, Bernadette. Stripped.
Burana, Lily. Strip City.
Delacoste, Frederique. Sex Work.
Eaves, Elisabeth. Bare.
Cody, Diablo. Candy Girl.
Oakley, Annie (editor). Working Sex.
Tea, Michelle. Rent Girl.
Sex Workers and Clients
Bernstein, Elizabeth. Temporarily Yours.
Egan, Danielle R. Dancing for Dollars, Paying for Love.
Egan, Danielle R., and Frank, Katherine. Flesh for Fantasy.
Frank, Katherine. G-Strings and Sympathy.
Sanders, Teela. Paying for Pleasure.
Globalization and Sex Work
Augstin, Laura. Sex at the Margins.
Katsulis, Yasmina. Sex Work and the City.
Kempadoo, Kamala (editor). Trafficking and Prostitution Reconsidered.
Kempadoo, Kamala (editor). Global Sex Workers.
Kempadoo, Kamala. Sun, Sex, and Gold
The Whore Stigma: Female Dishonor and Male Unworthiness, La Haye, DCE, 1986
A Vindication of the Rights of Whores, ed. Gail Pheterson, The Seal Press, 1989.
The Prostitution Prism, Amsterdam, Amsterdam University Press, 1996.
Sex Work and Activism
Brock, Debra. Making Work, Making Trouble: Prostitution as a Social Problem.
Research Methodologies and Considerations
Agustín, Laura. 2005. “The Cultural Study of Commercial Sex.” Sexualites, 8(5):621–634.
Frank, Katherine. 2007. “Thinking Critically about Strip Club Research.” Sexualities, 10(4): 501-517.
Vanwesenbeeck, Ine. 2001. “Another Decade of Social Scientific Work on Sex Work: A Review of Research 1990-2000.” Annual Review of Sex Research, 12: 242-287.
Sex Workers, Interactions with Clients, and Identities
Bernstein, Elizabeth. 2007. “Sex Work for the Middle Classes.” Sexualities, 10(4): 473-488.
Brewis, Joanna, and Linstead, Stephen. 2002. “’The Worst Thing is the Screwing’: Consumption and the Management of Identity in Sex Work.” Gender, Work, and Organization, 7(2): 84-97.
Levitt, Steven, and Venkatesh, Sudhir. 2007. “An Empirical Analysis of Street-Level Prostitution.” Unpublished. Retrived Jan. 20, 2009 (http://economics.uchicago.edu/pdf/Prostitution%205.pdf).
Murphy, Alexandra, and Venkatesh, Sudhir. 2006. “Vice Careers: The Changing Contours of Sex Work in New York City.” Qualitative Sociology, 29(2): 129-154.
Trautner, Mary Nell. 2005. “Doing Gender, Doing Class: The Performance of Sexuality in Exotic Dance Clubs.” Gender and Society, 19(6): 771-788.
Weitzer, Ronald. 2007. “Prostitution as a Form of Work.” Sociology Compass,1(1): 143–155.
Overall, Christine. 1992. “What’s Wrong with Prostitution? Evaluating Sex Work.”Signs, 17(4): 705-24.
Shrage, Laurie. 1994. “Comment on Overall’s ‘What’s Wrong with Prostitution? Evaluating Sex Work’”. Signs, 19(2): 564-570.
Shrage, Laurie. 1997. “Feminist Perspectives on Sex Markets.” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Retrieved Jan. 20, 2009 (http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/feminist-sex-markets/).
Wolkowitz, Carol. 2006. “Will Any Body Do?” Ch. 7. Bodies at Work. Sage Publications, Ltd: London, UK.