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

Sarah Jane Blithe, Anna Wiederhold Wolfe, and Breanna Mohr

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479859290
eISBN:
9781479875597
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479859290.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Wrapped in moral judgments about sexual conduct and shrouded in titillating intrigue, legal prostitutes in Nevada’s brothels frequently face oppression and unfair labor practices while managing ... More


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


Should We Campaign Against Sex Robots?

John Danaher, Brian Earp, and Anders Sandberg

in Robot Sex: Social and Ethical Implications

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036689
eISBN:
9780262341981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036689.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In September 2015 a well-publicised Campaign Against Sex Robots (CASR) was launched. Modelled on the longer-standing Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, the CASR opposes the development of sex robots on ... More


The History and Laws of Nevada’s Legal Brothels

Sarah Jane Blithe, Anna Wiederhold Wolfe, and Breanna Mohr

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/9781479859290.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the ways in which Nevada’s history as a libertarian, “Wild West” mining town interweaves with the legal history of the state’s houses of prostitution. The legal brothels are ... 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


Introduction: Exploring Inequalities and Moral Judgments in Legal Prostitution

Sarah Jane Blithe, Anna Wiederhold Wolfe, and Breanna Mohr

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/9781479859290.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In Chapter 1, the authors argue that legal sex workers in Nevada experience significant oppression and unfair labor practices. They move beyond traditional feminist arguments about whether or not ... 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


Managing Work-Life Commitments in Legal Prostitution

Sarah Jane Blithe, Anna Wiederhold Wolfe, and Breanna Mohr

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/9781479859290.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In this chapter, the authors present data from participants about how legal prostitutes manage work and life boundaries. They argue that work-life management practices are different for stigmatized ... 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


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


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


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


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


Developing an Economy of Sex: Intersecting Histories of Tourism, Beach Boys, and Masculinity in Hispaniola

Elizabeth S. Manley

in Transnational Hispaniola: New Directions in Haitian and Dominican Studies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781683400387
eISBN:
9781683400653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400387.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter connects the social and economic history of tourism in the Dominican Republic and Haiti with its impact on masculinity, gender identity, and heterosexual performance. Elizabeth Manley's ... 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


Life after the Brothel: Perspectives from Former Legal Prostitutes

Sarah Jane Blithe, Anna Wiederhold Wolfe, and Breanna Mohr

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/9781479859290.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter focuses on the voices of ex-legal sex workers and their narratives about their time in brothels, why they decided to leave, and how they view their past lives. The perspectives of former ... 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


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


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