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Negotiating Sex WorkUnintended Consequences of Policy and Activism$
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Carisa R. Showden and Samantha Majic

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780816689583

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816689583.001.0001

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Sex Workers’ Rights Organizations and Government Funding in Canada

Sex Workers’ Rights Organizations and Government Funding in Canada

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(p.287) Chapter 13 Sex Workers’ Rights Organizations and Government Funding in Canada
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Negotiating Sex Work
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Beer Sarah

Tremblay Francine

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816689583.003.0013

Francine Tremblay and Sarah Beer trace the emergence and activities of Stella, a health and social services nonprofit created by sex worker rights’ activists in Montreal, Canada. Drawing on social movement theory and multi-method qualitative research, the authors consider how Stella’s engagement with the policy process benefited and compromised their broader struggle for the political recognition and de-stigmatization of persons engaged in prostitution.

Keywords:   Sex work, Sexuality, Sex trafficking, HIV/AIDS, Research methodology, Qualitative research methods, Feminist theory, Political participation, Social movements, Civic engagement

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