Cover

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pp. C-C

Title Page, Copyright Page

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pp. i-vi

Contents

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pp. vii-viii

List of Abbreviations

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pp. ix-x

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1. Institutional Negotiation: Sex Workers and the Process of Resistance Maintenance

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pp. 1-32

One afternoon, in the fall of 2006, I sat across from Tasha in the Oakland office of the California Prostitutes Education Project (CAL-PEP), an organization that offers HIV/AIDS prevention and education services to sex workers and members of other street-based populations, including persons recently...

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2. Oppositional Implementation

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pp. 33-64

Over lunch one day in San Francisco’s Civic Center neighborhood, Drew, a former sex worker and current HIV test counselor at the St. James Infirmary (SJI), explained the effects that criminalization and stigma have on individuals who engage in sex work. He told me that oftentimes they do not...

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3. Community Engagement

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pp. 65-93

In the early 1980s, Gloria Lockett appeared on Geraldo in her capacity as a COYOTE member to talk about the importance of decriminalizing prostitution. A few years later, an article in the San Francisco Chronicle titled “Former Hookers Help Themselves” (Olszewski 1988) described Lockett on a CALPEP...

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4. Claims-Making Activities

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pp. 94-122

CAL-PEP and the SJI provide spaces for one of the most marginalized communities in the United States to gather, receive, and deliver services, and develop civic and political skills. In so doing, they maintain the resistance of the prostitutes’ rights movement by recognizing and treating sex workers as...

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5. Lessons Learned: Social-Movement Evolution and the Nonprofit Sector

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pp. 123-144

When I first began my research with CAL-PEP and the SJI, I was eager to observe and participate in their clinic nights and HIV/AIDS prevention outings for many reasons. I believed in their work, and I was curious to see how sex workers gathered in the spaces they created may carry on the movement...

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Appendix. A Note on Methods

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pp. 145-154

The so-called Perestroika movement within the American Political Science Association raised concerns that “the enterprise of political science is becoming identified too exclusively with heavily mathematical work” (Chronicle of Higher Education 2002: B10; Isaac 2010; Kasza 2010; McGovern 2010; Yanow...

Notes

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pp. 155-164

Bibliography

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pp. 165-186

Index

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pp. 187-198

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Acknowledgments

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pp. 199-200

Although this is a single-author book, I could not have finished it without the support and generosity of so many people. First, I am eternally grateful to CAL-PEP’s and the SJI’s leadership for providing me with so much access to these phenomenal organizations. Gloria Lockett and Carla Dillard...