The Industrial Vagina: The Political Economy of the Global



10 thoughts on “The Industrial Vagina: The Political Economy of the Global Sex Trade

  1. says:

    I am working on a project on human trafficking in the early modern Mediterranean, and came across this fascinating and provocative book that examines the burgeoning, contemporary sex industry from a radical feminist perspective The author looks at trafficking, prostitution, pornography and shows the ways in which postfeminist scholars and the sex industry are redefining these in terms of women s agency and choice, rather than seeing such practices as examples of extreme violence against women I am working on a project on human trafficking in the early modern Mediterranean, and came across this fascinating and provocative book that examines the burgeoning, contemporary sex industry from a radical feminist perspective The author looks at trafficking, prostitution, pornography and shows the ways in which postfeminist scholars and the sex industry are redefining these in terms of women s agency and choice, rather than seeing such practices as examples of extreme violence against women The examples mobilized here are highly disturbing, but examples of successful political responses to prostitution in Sweden and other countries provide some hope in what is otherwise a very dismal crawl through some of the darkest corners of modern, global society I was especially struck by how closely many of the ideas towards morality that Jeffries presents parallel those of Mormons and other religious communities There is a certain irony in this, given the reflexive anti feminist position adopted by many in these communities


  2. says:

    I muscled my way through this book, alternately daydreaming, not paying attention to what I was reading and learning new information It is on the dry side but in moments can be quite readable and informative I think there are better books out there that do a better job at holding one s interests while putting forth the information If you like research and dry reading about the global economy and the trafficking of women and children then then this is the book for you.


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    Good book on political economy of sex trade This book shows how prostitution, pornography, strip club, sex tourism, trafficking and legalization of prostitution are antithetical to gender equality It is scholarly work and has much to inform a reader, bringing inside out of the sex industry At first, Sheila Jeffreys shows how striping, sex tourism, pornography are akin to prostitution Some marriage practices are not very different from prostitution, as shown in the book The contemporary domi Good book on political economy of sex trade This book shows how prostitution, pornography, strip club, sex tourism, trafficking and legalization of prostitution are antithetical to gender equality It is scholarly work and has much to inform a reader, bringing inside out of the sex industry At first, Sheila Jeffreys shows how striping, sex tourism, pornography are akin to prostitution Some marriage practices are not very different from prostitution, as shown in the book The contemporary dominant discourse is that legalizing decriminalizing prostitution minimizes the harms caused by prostitution She shows that legalization of prostitution increases the harms of prostitution Therefore, decriminalization of prostitution should be replaced by effective legislation geared towards the prevention of this long lasting exploitative sex crime


  4. says:

    Very intriguing and important work on the political economy of sex trade, something that is continuously marginalized by non feminist marxists Her positions definitely belong to an older generation of feminists who have never done participatory work with sex workers which allows for her harsh stances on sex work Yet the information presented in the book is invaluable.


  5. says:

    Very dry and unsentimental By turns bleak and pessimistic, it s not a book to read when you re looking for hope Still, it s been a source of information and much food for thought.


  6. says:

    02192020 reason stricken sheila jeffreys is a terf 02192020 reason stricken sheila jeffreys is a terf


  7. says:

    Interesting, but slightly narrow, look at sex work and sex workers.


  8. says:

    Jesus mother of libertarian cultural radical feminism Sheila Jeffreys is from that crazy school of feminism that makes the rest of us look loco I am anti prostitution but I don t go to the extremes of arguing it on the basis of say it is a continuation of other oppressive structures like marriage I mean really Some cultural context please Marriage as institution differs greatly between cultures In some cultures it is rooted in patriarchy, in others its pretty darn equal Anyways bas Jesus mother of libertarian cultural radical feminism Sheila Jeffreys is from that crazy school of feminism that makes the rest of us look loco I am anti prostitution but I don t go to the extremes of arguing it on the basis of say it is a continuation of other oppressive structures like marriage I mean really Some cultural context please Marriage as institution differs greatly between cultures In some cultures it is rooted in patriarchy, in others its pretty darn equal Anyways basically I found her arguments against prostitution a bit extremist And Sheila jeffreys is transphobic I fight for my sisters, not just my cisters


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  10. says:

    dis book killed me


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The Industrial Vagina: The Political Economy of the Global Sex Trade [PDF / EPUB] The Industrial Vagina: The Political Economy of the Global Sex Trade The industrialization of prostitution and the sex trade has created a multibillion dollar global market, involving millions of women, that makes a substantial contribution to national and global econo The industrialization of prostitution and the sex trade Vagina: The Epub Ú has created a multibillion dollar global market, involving millions of women, that makes a substantial contribution to national and global economiesThe Industrial Vagina examines how prostitution and other aspects of the sex industry have moved from being The Industrial PDF/EPUB ² small scale, clandestine, and socially despised practices to become very profitable legitimate market sectors that are being legalised and decriminalised by governments Sheila Jeffreys demonstrates how prostitution has been globalized through an examination of the growth of pornography and its new global reachthe boom in adult Industrial Vagina: The PDF Ì shops, strip clubs and escort agenciesmilitary prostitution and sexual violence in warmarriage and the mail order bride industrythe rise in sex tourism and trafficking in womenShe argues that through these practices women s subordination has been outsourced and that states that legalise this industry are acting as pimps, enabling male buyers in countries in which women s equality threatens male dominance, to buy access to the bodies of women from poor countries who are paid for their sexual subservienceThis major and provocative contribution is essential reading for all with an interest in feminist, gender and critical globalisation issues as well as students and scholars of international political economy.