Selling Sex: Experience, Advocacy, and Research on Sex Work in Canada (Sexuality Studies Series)

Regardless of being dubbed "the world's oldest profession," prostitution has not often been seen as a sound kind of exertions. in its place, it's always criminalized, sensationalized, and polemicized. In Selling Sex, Emily van der Meulen, Elya Durisin, and Victoria Love current a extra nuanced view of the intercourse undefined. they bring about jointly an unlimited number of voices - together with feminists, researchers, advocates, and intercourse staff of each stripe - to problem dominant narratives surrounding intercourse paintings. providing numerous views on such varied themes as social stigma, police violence, hard work organizing, and human trafficking, Selling Sex is an eye-opening, demanding, and beneficial e-book.

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Turning into an ex-sex employee: Making transitions out of a deviant profession. Feminist Criminology 2, 1: 74-95. Vosko, L. F. 2000. transitority paintings: The gendered upward push of a precarious employment courting. Toronto: collage of Toronto Press. Ward, A. , and D. Roe-Sepowitz. 2009. Assessing the effectiveness of a trauma-oriented method of treating prostituted girls in a jail and a neighborhood exiting software. magazine of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma 18: 293-312. Transitioning Out of intercourse paintings 109 Westcott, M. , M. Baird. and R. Cooper. 2006. Re-working paintings: Dependency and selection within the employment courting. Labour and 17, 1: 5-17. Woodman, S. 2000. Mentorship and the experiential voice: Transitioning from intercourse paintings to mainstream employment. Masters’ thesis, Royal Roads college. one hundred ten Tuulia legislations PART 2 Organizing and Social switch half 2 OF THIS assortment highlights the historic unfolding of the contem- porary intercourse staff’ rights move in Canada and intercourse employees’ organizing opposed to not just negative operating stipulations within the undefined, but in addition misperceptions concerning the paintings itself. Jenn Clamen, Kara Gillies, and Trish Salah’s (Chap­ ter eight) round-table dialogue opens this a part of the e-book by way of highlighting either the demanding situations and successes of intercourse staff’ and allies’ makes an attempt to construct bridges with nationwide labour institutions and to redefine prostitution as a kind of sexual labour at the nationwide degree. We then shift to 3 chapters that target organizing and activist studies in particular geographies. Joyce Arthur, Susan Davis, and Esther Shannon (Chapter nine) current an in-depth examine Vancouver’s intercourse employees’ rights stream as they foreground the voices of present and previous staff who've been critical to the city’s activist neighborhood. relocating from west to east, Anna-Louise Crago and Jenn Clamen (Chapter 10) recount the background of intercourse paintings organizing in Montreal from the early 1900s to the current day, finding the city’s ancient red-light district in a major prism during which to appreciate the genesis of its bilingual, multi-racial, and multi-gendered intercourse paintings activist neighborhood. Then to the Maritimes the place Gayle MacDonald, Leslie Ann Jeffrey, Karolyn Martin, and Rene Ross (Chapter eleven) specialise in micro-level regulations and practices of Halifax’s intercourse employee association, addressing zoning regulations, the new courtroom case to decriminalize prostitution in Ontario, and the problem of operating from a harm-reduction philosophy below a federal Conservative executive. half 2 additionally explores a number of the tensions and demanding situations in the intercourse staff’ rights flow, particularly intercourse employees’ dating to feminist anti-prostitution activism, an issue tested intimately through Jane Doe (Chapter 12). Exploring discourses of victimization within the violence opposed to girls quarter, Doe attracts on her own studies as an anti-violence activist to discover the similarities among the ways that girls who've been sexually assaulted and girls who're intercourse staff are outlined in the course of the legislation and their sexuality.

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