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Sheila Jeffreys

Bio: Sheila Jeffreys is an academic researcher from University of Melbourne. The author has contributed to research in topics: Human sexuality & Lesbian. The author has an hindex of 23, co-authored 50 publications receiving 2596 citations.

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01 Jan 1997
TL;DR: From the white-slave traffic of the 19th century to present-day business practices, the authors examines the changing concept of prostitution, exploring its initial roles as a form of sexual freedom and a way for women to escape poverty to a contemporary role as a human rights violation.
Abstract: From the white-slave traffic of the 19th century to present-day business practices, this well-researched report examines the changing concept of prostitution, exploring its initial roles as a form of sexual freedom and a way for women to escape poverty to a contemporary role as a human rights violation. Arguing against sexual violence, this record investigates various aspects related to the topic, including male prostitution, military brothels, and pornography. This invaluable book is not only informative vis-a-vis the condition of prostituted individuals but also determined in its convictions.

316 citations

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01 Jan 2005
TL;DR: The 'grip of culture on the body': beauty practices as women's agency or women's subordination as discussed by the authors, and cutting up women as self-mutilation by proxy.
Abstract: Introduction. Chapter 1. The 'grip of culture on the body': beauty practices as women's agency or women's subordination. Chapter 2. Harmful beauty practices and western culture. Chapter 3. Transfemininity: 'Dressed' men reveal the naked reality of male power. Chapter 4. Pornochic: prostitution constructs beauty. Chapter 5. Fashion and Misogyny. Chapter 6. Making up is hard to do. Chapter 7. Men's foot and shoe fetishism and the disabling of women. Chapter 8. Cutting Up Women: beauty practices as self-mutilation by proxy. Conclusion: A culture of resistance

313 citations

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01 Jan 2008
TL;DR: From pimping to a profitable market sector as discussed by the authors, the state as pimp has been used to legalize prostitution and women as men's leisure in the world's sex industry, which has been criticised by feminists.
Abstract: Introduction: From pimping to a profitable market sector 1. Feminists and the Global Sex Industry: Cheerleaders or Critics? 2. Marriage in the Global Sex Industry 3. The International Political Economy of Pornography 4. The Strip Club Boom 5. Military Prostitution Chapter 6. Prostitution Tourism: women as men's leisure 7. Supplying the demand: the traffic in women 8. The State as Pimp: legalizing prostitution. Conclusion: Rolling back the global sex industry

234 citations

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01 Jan 1985
TL;DR: Jeffreys as mentioned in this paper examines the activities of feminist campaigners around such issues as child abuse and prostitution and how these campaigns shaped social purity in the 1880s and 1890s, and demonstrates how the thriving and militant feminism of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was undermined, and asserts that the decline of this feminism was due largely to the promotion of a sexual ideology which was hostile to women's independence.
Abstract: The much-awaited re-release of this classic feminist text. With a revised and updated introduction, Sheila Jeffreys examines the activities of feminist campaigners around such issues as child abuse and prostitution and how these campaigns shaped social purity in the 1880s and 1890s. She demonstrates how the thriving and militant feminism of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was undermined, and asserts that the decline of this feminism was due largely to the promotion of a sexual ideology which was hostile to women's independence. This is an important book on a watershed period in the history of sexuality.

220 citations


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01 Jan 2009
TL;DR: A brief overview of the status of the Convention as at 3 August 2007 is presented and recent efforts of the United Nations and agencies to disseminate information on the Convention and the Optional Protocol are described.
Abstract: The present report is submitted in response to General Assembly resolution 61/106, by which the Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Optional Protocol thereto. As requested by the Assembly, a brief overview of the status of the Convention as at 3 August 2007 is presented. The report also contains a brief description of technical arrangements on staff and facilities made necessary for the effective performance of the functions of the Conference of States Parties and the Committee under the Convention and the Optional Protocol, and a description on the progressive implementation of standards and guidelines for the accessibility of facilities and services of the United Nations system. Recent efforts of the United Nations and agencies to disseminate information on the Convention and the Optional Protocol are also described.

2,115 citations

01 Jan 1992
TL;DR: The body politics of Julia Kristeva and the Body Politics of JuliaKristeva as discussed by the authors are discussed in detail in Section 5.1.1 and Section 6.2.1.
Abstract: Preface (1999) Preface (1990) 1. Subjects of Sex/Gender/Desire I. 'Women' as the Subject of Feminism II. The Compulsory Order of Sex/Gender/Desire III. Gender: The Circular Ruins of Contemporary Debate IV. Theorizing the Binary, the Unitary and Beyond V. Identity, Sex and the Metaphysics of Substance VI. Language, Power and the Strategies of Displacement 2. Prohibition, Psychoanalysis, and the Production of the Heterosexual Matrix I. Structuralism's Critical Exchange II. Lacan, Riviere, and the Strategies of Masquerade III. Freud and the Melancholia of Gender IV. Gender Complexity and the Limits of Identification V. Reformulating Prohibition as Power 3. Subversive Bodily Acts I. The Body Politics of Julia Kristeva II. Foucault, Herculine, and the Politics of Sexual Discontinuity III. Monique Wittig - Bodily Disintegration and Fictive Sex IV. Bodily Inscriptions, Performative Subversions Conclusion - From Parody to Politics

1,125 citations

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TL;DR: The Marriage Contract, the Individual and Slavery, Genesis, Fathers and the Political Liberty of Sons as mentioned in this paper is a well-known example of the Marriage Contract and its application to prostitution.
Abstract: 1. Contracting In. 2. Patriarchal Confusions. 3. Contract, the Individual and Slavery. 4. Genesis, Fathers and the Political Liberty of Sons. 5. Wives, Slaves and Wage-Slaves. 6. Feminism and the Marriage Contract. 7. What's Wrong with Prostitution?

966 citations

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TL;DR: The authors argue that there has been a significant shift in advertising representations of women in recent years, such that rather than being presented as passive objects of the male gaze, young women are presented as active participants of the gaze.
Abstract: This article argues that there has been a significant shift in advertising representations of women in recent years, such that rather than being presented as passive objects of the male gaze, young...

583 citations