Contentious Freedom: Sex Work and Social Construction

  title={Contentious Freedom: Sex Work and Social Construction},
  author={Susan J. Brison},
  pages={192 - 200}
  • S. Brison
  • Published 1 November 2006
  • Sociology, Economics
  • Hypatia
In this article, Brison extends the analysis of freedom developed in Nancy J Hirschmann's book, The Subject of Liberty: Toward a Feminist Theory of Freedom, to an area of controversy among feminist theorists: that of sex work, including prostitution and participation in the production of pornography. This topic raises some of the same issues concerning choice and consent as the three topics Hirschmann discusses in her book—domestic violence, the current welfare system in the United States, and… 
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