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Author Ekman, Kajsa Ekis, 1980-

Title Being and being bought [electronic resource] : prostitution, surrogacy and the split self / Kajsa Ekis Ekman ; translated by Suzanne Martin Cheadle.

Imprint North Melbourne, Victoria : Spinifex Press, 2013.

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Description 1 online resource.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Grounded in the reality of the violence and abuse inherent in prostitution-and profoundly affected by the death of a friend to prostitution in Spain-activist and writer Kajsa Ekis Ekman exposes the many lies in the "sex work" scenario in this polemic in which she also criticizes the booming surrogacy industry. The author places the theory that it is possible to separate the "self" from the body, thus making it possible to sell the body for sex without compromising an individual's fundamental human dignity -a key argument of the pro-sex worker na.
Contents Front Cover; About the Author; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Preface; Part I Prostitution; Chapter One: The Story of the Sex Worker orHow Prostitution Became the World's MostModern Profession; The 'Sex Worker' and the Feminist; Sexual Orientation; The Victim and the Subject; A Slippery Slope: From the Independent Escort …; … to Human Trafficking; … and Children; The Invulnerable Person; The Narrator; The Cult of the Whore; The World's Oldest Profession: Regulation; The Drainage Model; Chapter Two: An Industry is Born-1970 to present.
The 1970s: The Sex Industry Expands-and Gets into TroubleThe 1980s: Holland Takes Up the Thread; The 1990s: HIV/AIDS-Money Comes Through; The New Millennium: 'Unions for Sex Workers'; The International Union of Sex Workers-Pimps; Les Putes/STRASS-The Men; The International Committee of the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe-The Researchers; Ámbit Dóna-The Social Workers; The Industry; False Façades; Rhetoric from the Left-Money from the Right; Power Transformed-The Legacy of 1968; Chapter Three: The Self and the Commodityin the Sex Industry; "My body is not my Self"; "Sex is not the body."
Reification-When Sexuality becomes a CommodityThe Struggle for the Woman; The Buyer's Dilemma; The Postmodern Story: A False Dialectic; The Way Out; Part II Surrogate Motherhood; Chapter Four: The Reality of Surrogacy; Background; The Buyers and the Bearers; Chapter Five: The Story of the Happy Breeder; Happy Families; A 'Revolutionary Act'; The 'Feminist' Arguments; Prostitution; Child Trafficking; Sold with Fatal Relativism; Turning the Law of Supply and Demand into a Human Right; On the Term 'Surrogate Mother'; The Capitalist Creation Myth.
'For a Friend's Sake' -- About Altruistic SurrogacyChapter Six: Inside the Surrogate Industry; Uterus Pimps-About the Agencies; The Most Surrogacy-Friendly Courts in the World; "If I do feel sad after the birth, I won't show it"; The Ultimate Reification; The Virgin Mary in the Marketplace; Women who Change their Minds: "I am not a surrogate; I am a mother"; Bibliography; Index; Back Cover.
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Subject Prostitution -- Psychological aspects.
Surrogate motherhood -- Psychological aspects.
Sex-oriented businesses.
Surrogate mothers -- Developing countries.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Cheadle, Suzanne Martin, translator.
Other Form: Print version: Ekman, Kajsa Ekis. Being and Being Bought. Spinifex Press 2013 1306024730
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