Staging the Trans Sex Worker

  title={Staging the Trans Sex Worker},
  author={Nihils Rev and Fiona Maeve Geist},
This article interrogates how the figure of the trans street-based sex worker is deployed to argue for positive intervention on behalf of trans individuals, in addition to how it is used at the expense of a variety of trans experiences of sex work. As a corollary, this article addresses how a nuanced account of trans sex work, responsive to these concerns, can provide the basis for a more robust conception of trans theory. 

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