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Burlesque West
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Burlesque West
Showgirls, Sex and Sin in Postwar Vancouver
Burlesque West, the book that spurred a national controversy over public funding of academic work on sex history, is the first to take a critical look at western Canada's history of burlesque, peeler bars and the lives of strip-tease workers. Becki L. Ross's extensive research, with first-hand accounts from exotic dancers, club owners and bookers, delves into the exciting world of the entertainment industry that held Vancouver as one of the most notorious and saught-after night-scenes of the burlesque circit era. Ross's recognition of the complexe and mutlifacited lives of exotic-dancers, from work-related issues such as fighting for unionization, to their efforts for entreprenural self-promotion really strips bares superficial stereotypes of the sex club industry. Taking into account the class and racial geographical divide of west versus east Vancouver, Rossi's historical work operates with an anti-racist and cross-sectional framework, looking at the influences of different communities on the exotic entertainment industry that helped fuel the economy of one of Canada's largest city.

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$31.95 CAD

Exile & Pride
Exile & Pride
Exile & Pride is a compilation of Eli Clare's musings on sex and disability, class, urban vs. rural culture, race, gender and sexual preference with the ease of a poet and the conviction of an activist. This classic intersectional analysis of complex identities and politics is both accessible, relatable and boundary pushing. Clare speaks of the medicalization of people with disabilities, institutional violence, and the constant patronization and desexualization of folks with disabilities. A milestone in disability and queer activism, Eli Clare's 'Exile & Pride' is a must-read.

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$20.00 CAD

Unrepentant Whore
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Unrepentant Whore
The Collected Works Of Scarlot Harlot

From the publisher: Scarlot Harlot, unrepentant whore, activist, and artist, is a brazen hooker with a brain. Since the late 1970s, Harlot (a.k.a. Carol Leigh) has written, performed, and produced work in a variety of genres on women's issues and her experiences in the sex industry. This collection of articles and essays documents over 20 years of prostitute radicalism from a leader of the sex worker's rights movement. Heady, political, and sexy, these autobiographical missives defend sex, queer rights, and reproductive freedom and attack fundamentalist feminism, economic injustice, and discrimination. Included are photographs of boudoir scenes, nudes, and political street theater by notable photographers, including Annie Sprinkle, Ann Marie Rousseau, and Michele Clement.

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$22.50 CAD

Yes Means Yes!
Yes Means Yes!
Visions of Female Sexual Power & A World Without Rape
From feminist activist Jaclyn Friedman and founder of feministing.com Jessica Valenti comes this anthology of short stories, essays and critical thoughts on female sexual empowerment in a rape culture world. Going beyond the simplistic "no means no" campaigns, these authors emphasize safe, enthusiastically consensual and exploratory female sexuality. While pointedly criticizing the slut-shaming, victim blaming and sex negativity of mainstream culture, these contributors affirm that the pathway to a world without rape is embracing, celebrating and supporting healthy female sexual expression in all it's wonderful diversity.

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$22.00 CAD

 

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