Reading, Writing, and Rewriting the Prostitute Body

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Indiana University Press, Jun 22, 1994 - Philosophy - 229 pages

"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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About the author (1994)

SHANNON BELL teaches classical political theory, feminist theory, and legal theory in the Department of Political Science at York University.

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