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Negotiating Sex Work: Unintended Consequences of Policy and Activism

Carisa R. Showden and Samantha Majic


Negotiating Sex Work provides a timely and necessary intervention in to current public and political debates about sex work, debates which are primarily divided between those who view selling sexual services as legitimate work, and those who view it as a form of coercive sexual exploitation (or sex trafficking). By presenting scholarship from a range of countries and disciplinary and methodological traditions, this book intervenes in this long-standing debate by emphasizing sex workers’ political agency, an emphasis that highlights the limits of the poles in political and policy debates. In so ... More

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

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780816689583
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816689583.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carisa R. Showden, editor
Visiting Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of Auckland

Samantha Majic, editor

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I Sex Work and the Politics of Knowledge Production

Chapter 1 Researching Sexuality

Michele Tracy Berger and Kathleen Guidroz

II Producing the Sex Worker: Law, Politics, and Unintended Consequences

Chapter 6 Bad Girls and Vulnerable Women

Thaddeus Gregory Blanchette and Ana Paula da Silva

Chapter 9 Comrades, Push the Red Button!

Gregg Bucken-Knapp, Johan Karlsson Schaffer, and Pia Levin

III Negotiating Status: The Promises and Limits of Sex Worker Organizing

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