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Philosophy General

Reading, Writing, and Rewriting the Prostitute Body

by (author) Shannon Bell

Indiana University Press
Initial publish date
Jun 1994
General, Women's Studies
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jun 1994
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"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.

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Shannon Bell is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at York University.

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