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Feminisms, Prostitution, and the Sex Trafficking Debates

Mary White Stewart

in Sex and Stigma: Stories of Everyday Life in Nevada's Legal Brothels

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479859290
eISBN:
9781479875597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479859290.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Chapter 3 addresses the confusing, conflicting, and comingled landscape of sex work research, literature, and popular discourse. First, the authors address the deep divide amongst feminists about ... More


Root Causes, Transnational Mobility and Formations of Patriarchy in the Sex Trafficking of Women

Jackie Turner

in Human Trafficking: The Complexities of Exploitation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781474401128
eISBN:
9781474418683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401128.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The focus of this chapter is on transnational mobility and formations of patriarchy in the cross border trafficking of women for sexual exploitation. It draws on the findings of an empirical study, ... More


Negotiating Sex Work: Unintended Consequences of Policy and Activism

Carisa R. Showden and Samantha Majic (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689583
eISBN:
9781452949338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689583.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

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 ... More


Raids, Rescues, and Resistance: Women’s Rights and Thailand’s Response to Human Trafficking

Kinney Edith

in Negotiating Sex Work: Unintended Consequences of Policy and Activism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689583
eISBN:
9781452949338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689583.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Drawing on ethnographic field research in Thailand, Edith Kinney examines the tensions between “crime control” and “rights-based” approaches to human trafficking and exploitation in the Thai sex ... More


Bad Girls and Vulnerable Women: An Anthropological Analysis of Narratives Regarding Prostitution and Human Trafficking in Brazil

Gregory Blanchette Thaddeus and Paula da Silva Ana

in Negotiating Sex Work: Unintended Consequences of Policy and Activism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689583
eISBN:
9781452949338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689583.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Thaddeus Gregory Blanchette and Ana Paula da Silva’s political ethnography analyzes the discourses employed by the main agents in Brazil’s National Plan to Combat Human Trafficking. Although this ... More


The Contested Citizenship of Sex Workers: The Case of the Netherlands

Outshoorn Joyce

in Negotiating Sex Work: Unintended Consequences of Policy and Activism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689583
eISBN:
9781452949338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689583.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Joyce Outshoorn examines some of the problems inherent in casting the Netherlands as an exemplar of legalized prostitution. She explains how legalization has often benefitted the Dutch sex worker, ... More


Demanding Victims: The Sympathetic Shift in British Prostitution Policy

Hill Annie

in Negotiating Sex Work: Unintended Consequences of Policy and Activism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689583
eISBN:
9781452949338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689583.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Annie Hill explores how the legal position of the prostitute has moved from being an “immoral nuisance” to a “victim of gender violence” in British prostitution policy. Employing a Foucauldian ... More


Comrades, Push the Red Button!: Prohibiting the Purchase of Sexual Services in Sweden but Not in Finland

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

in Negotiating Sex Work: Unintended Consequences of Policy and Activism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689583
eISBN:
9781452949338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689583.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Gregg Bucken-Knapp, Johan Karlsson Schaffer, and Pia Levin’s chapter considers the discursive interplay between sex workers and government officials at the national level amidst de-criminalization ... More


Sex Work Politics and the Internet: Carving Out Political Space in the Blogosphere

Feldman Valerie

in Negotiating Sex Work: Unintended Consequences of Policy and Activism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689583
eISBN:
9781452949338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689583.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Valerie Feldman examines how the sex-worker blog Bound, Not Gagged, and the off-line activism that accompanies it allows sex workers to organize and engage in resource mobilization, and in debates ... More


Beyond Prescientific Reasoning: The Sex Worker Environmental Assessment Team Study

Lutnick Alexandra

in Negotiating Sex Work: Unintended Consequences of Policy and Activism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689583
eISBN:
9781452949338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689583.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Raven Bowen and Tanara O’Doherty analyze their participatory research with PACE Society, a grassroots, sex workers-driven organization in Vancouver, BC. The chapter describes how they operationalized ... More


Participant-Driven Action Research (PDAR) with Sex Workers in Vancouver

Bowen Raven and O’Doherty Tamara

in Negotiating Sex Work: Unintended Consequences of Policy and Activism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689583
eISBN:
9781452949338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689583.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Alexandra Lutnick’s study provides a concrete example of the participatory research method described in Chapter Two that successfully operationalizes Berger and Guidroz’s “politics of location” ... More


Sex Workers’ Rights Organizations and Government Funding in Canada

Beer Sarah and Tremblay Francine

in Negotiating Sex Work: Unintended Consequences of Policy and Activism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689583
eISBN:
9781452949338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689583.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

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 ... More


Collective Interest Organization Among Sex Workers

Gall Gregor

in Negotiating Sex Work: Unintended Consequences of Policy and Activism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689583
eISBN:
9781452949338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689583.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Gregor Gall describes and argues for forms of sex worker collective action and interest representation that do not follow a traditional unionization model because such unionization efforts have been ... More


Gender Relations and HIV/AIDS Education in the Peruvian Amazon: Female Sex Worker Activists Creating Community

Lalani Yasmin

in Negotiating Sex Work: Unintended Consequences of Policy and Activism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689583
eISBN:
9781452949338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689583.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Using interview data collected from sex worker activists and their stakeholders in Iquitos, Peru, Yasmin Lalani uses a gender relations framework to describe the social and political elements of sex ... More


Researching Sexuality: The Politics-of-Location Approach for Studying Sex Work

Tracy Berger Michele and Guidroz Kathleen

in Negotiating Sex Work: Unintended Consequences of Policy and Activism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689583
eISBN:
9781452949338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689583.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Michele Tracy Berger and Kathleen Guidroz use their own experiences researching street-level and indoor prostitution and telephone sex work to discuss how standard research approaches taught in ... More


Criminalized and Licensed: Local Politics, the Regulation of Sex Work, and the Construction of “Ugly Bodies”

Auger Cheryl

in Negotiating Sex Work: Unintended Consequences of Policy and Activism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689583
eISBN:
9781452949338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689583.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Cheryl Auger uses discourse analysis to examine critically the municipal codes licensing sex work venues in Canada’s twenty largest cities. Her research reveals how these by-laws construct sex ... More


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