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Findings and Research

Books and Journals:

Bradley, M. S. (2007). Girlfriends, wives, and strippers: Managing stigma in exotic dancer romantic relationships. Deviant Behavior, 28(4), 379-406. doi:10.1080/01639620701233308


Brewis, J., & Linstead, S. (2000). ‘The worst thing is the screwing’(1): Consumption and the management of identity in sex work. Gender, Work & Organization, 7(2), 84-97.


Carr, A.J. (2018). Viewing Pleasure and Being a Showgirl: How Do I Look?. New York: Routledge.


Cheng, S. (2013). Private lives of public women: Photos of sex workers (minus the sex) in South Korea. Sexualities, 16(1-2), 30-42.


Desyllas, M. C. (2014). Using photovoice with sex workers: The power of art, agency and resistance. Qualitative Social Work, 13(4), 477-501.


Ditmore, M. H. (2011). Prostitution and sex work. ABC-CLIO.


Egan, R. D., & Frank, K. (2005). Attempts at a feminist and interdisciplinary conversation about strip clubs. Deviant Behavior, 26(4), 297-320.


Ihde, D. (2006). The Designer Fallacy and Technological Imagination. In J.

R. Dakers (Ed.) Defining Technological Literacy (pp. 51-59). New York: Palgrave MacMillan.


Munro, V. E., & Scoular, J. (2012). Abusing vulnerability? Contemporary law and policy responses to sex work in the UK. Feminist Legal Studies, 20(3), 189-206.


O’Neill, M. (2001). Prostitution and feminism: towards a politics of feeling. Cambridge, UK: Polity.


Price, K. (2008). “Keeping the Dancers in Check”: The Gendered Organization of Stripping Work in The Lion’s Den. Gender & Society, 22(3), 367–389.


Researching Sex Work in the Twenty-First Century. (2013). Contemporary Sociology, 42(5), 713-722. 


Sanders, T. (2005). ‘It's just acting’: Sex workers’ strategies for capitalizing on sexuality. Gender, Work & Organization, 12(4), 319-342. doi:10.1111/j.1468-0432.2005.00276.x


Schroeder, J. E., & McDonagh, P. (2006). The logic of pornography in digital camera promotion. Sex in consumer culture: The erotic content of media and marketing, 219-242.


Scoular, J., & Carline, A. (2014). A critical account of a ‘creeping neo-abolitionism’: Regulating prostitution in England and Wales. Criminology & Criminal Justice, 14(5), 608- 626.


Sircar, O., & Dutta, D. (2011). Beyond compassion: Children of sex workers in Kolkata’s Sonagachi. Childhood, 18(3), 333-349.


Sontag, S. (2001). On photography (Vol. 48). Macmillan.


Sprio, M. (2009). Filmic Performance–Authenticity and The Apple. Wide Screen, 1(1).


Staszak, J. F. (2009). Other/otherness.


Sutherland, P. (2016). The photo essay. Visual Anthropology Review, 32(2), 115-121. doi:10.1111/var.12103


Wallace, M., Kemp, M., Bernstein, J., & Barbican Art Gallery (London). (2007). Seduced: Art and sex from antiquity to now. London: Merrell.


Waring, C. (2020). Visual Activism and Marginalised Communities in Online Spaces. Valiz.


Watson, G. (2008). Art and sex. London: I.B. Tauris.

Newspapers and Magazines:

The Sex Workers Telling Their Own Stories Through Art, Vice, 2017.

Pimp State: Sex, Money and the Future of Equality by Kat Banyard – review, The Guardian, 2016

Sex Workers Open Up About the Most Expensive Service Men Buy, Esquire, 2016

Looking at photography’s fascination with prostitution, Dazed, 2016

Websites to visit: 

Open Doors, NHS.

SWARM (Sex Worker Advocacy and Resistance Movement)

IUSW (International Union of Sex Workers)


NUM (National Ugly Mugs)

Artistic Influences: 

Marina Abramovic, 1975: Role Exchange

Christina de Middel, 2015: Gentlemen's Club

Annie Sprinkle, 2019: Annie

Nobuyoshi Araki, 2005: Tokyo Lucky Hole

Roswitha Hecke, 2007: Pigalle

Ann-Sofi Siden, 2002: Warte Mal!: Prostitution after the Velvet Revolution

Bradley Secker, 2020: SEXugees

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