Brothel Mustang Ranch and Its Women

ISBN-10: 0449006581

ISBN-13: 9780449006580

Edition: 2003

Authors: Alexa Albert

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When Harvard medical student Alexa Albert conducted a public-health study as the Mustang Ranch brothel in Nevada, the only state in the union where prostitution is legal, neither she nor the brothel could have predicted the end result. Having worked with homeless prostitutes in Times Square, Albert was intimate with human devastation cause by the sex trade, and curious to see if Nevada’s brothels offered a less harmful model for a business that will always be with us. The Mustang Ranch has never before given an outsider such access, but fear of AIDS was hurting the business, and the Ranch was eager to get publicity for its rigorous standards of sexual hygiene. Albert was drawn into the lives of the women of the Mustang Ranch, and what began as a public-health project evolved into something more intimate and ambitious, a six-year study of the brothel ecosystem, its lessons and significance. The women of the Mustang Ranch poured their stories out to Albert: how they came to be there, their surprisingly deep sense of craft and vocation, how they reconciled their profession with life on the outside. Dr. Albert went as far into this world as it is possible to go — some will say too far — including sitting in on sessions with customers, and the result is a book that puts an unforgettable face on America’s maligned and caricatured subculture.
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/25/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 276
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Alexa Albert, M.D., is a graduate of Brown University & Harvard Medical School. She has written & lectured widely on issues of public health & prostitution & was named one of "Mirabella's" 1,000 Women for the Nineties for her work with Nevada's legal prostitutes. She currently lives in Seattle, where she is completing her residency.

The Opening
An Institution
Breadwinners
Pride in One's Work
Entanglements
Sisterhood
Legalized, Not Legitimized
An Extended Family
Brothel.com
Hooked
Epilogue
Acknowledgments
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