"I found this a fascinating book: wide-ranging, readable." —Alison Jaggar
Bell shows how the flesh-and-blood female body engaged in sexual interaction for payment has no inherent meaning and is signified differently in different cultures or discourses. The author contends that modernity has produced "the prostitute" as the other within the categorial other: woman.
About the author
Shannon Bell is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at York University.