Sex Work: Labour, Mobility, and Sexual services

November 21, 2013

sex work labour mobilityFrom the publisher:

Sex work has always attracted policy, public and prurient interest… Globalisation has increased women’s mobility between developing and developed countries at the same time as women’s employment opportunities in the developed world are shifting. Family and intimate relationships are being transformed by changing demographics, shifting social mores and new intersections between intimate lives and global markets… This volume examines the working lives of contemporary sex workers; their practices, their labour market conditions and their engagement with domestic and international regulatory frameworks. It locates the voices and experiences of workers in Melbourne, Australia… as they reflect on brothels and independent escort work, on working conditions and managers, and on the relationships they form with clients. It offers a new account of sex work where women’s labour and mobility is understood as central in local and global imperatives to offer sexual services. It examines how these new imperatives intersect with, challenge and exceed existing regulatory frameworks for sex work… [I]t offers a grounded and innovative account of sex work which will be of interest to academics and policy makers concerned with sex work, gender studies and the sociology of labour.

Sex Work: Labour, Mobility, and Sexual services, by JaneMaree Maher, Sharon Pickering and Alison Gerard. New York, NY : Routledge, 2012. 166 p. ISBN 9780415506533 (hardback)

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