Sex at the Margins Migration, Labour Markets and the Rescue Industry

ISBN-10: 1842778609
ISBN-13: 9781842778609
Edition: 2007
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Description: This groundbreaking book explodes several myths: that selling sex is completely different from any other kind of work; that migrants who sell sex are passive victims; and that the multitude of people out to save them are without self-interest. Laura  More...

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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Zed Books, Limited
Publication date: 5/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

This groundbreaking book explodes several myths: that selling sex is completely different from any other kind of work; that migrants who sell sex are passive victims; and that the multitude of people out to save them are without self-interest. Laura Agustín makes a passionate case against these stereotypes, arguing that the label 'trafficked' does not accurately describe migrants' lives and that the 'rescue industry' disempowers them. Based on extensive research amongst migrants who sell sex and social helpers, Sex at the Margins provides a radically different analysis. Frequently, says Agustín, migrants make rational choices to travel and work in the sex industry. Although they are treated like a marginalised group they form part of the dynamic global economy. Both powerful and controversial, this book is essential reading for all those who want to understand the increasingly important relationship between sex markets, migration and the desire for social justice.

Acknowledgement
Sexual Commotion
Working to Travel, Travelling to Work
A World of Services
The Rise of the Social--and of 'Prostitution'
Grasping the Thing Itself: Methodology
From Charity to Solidarity: In the Field with Helpers
Partial Truths
Works Cited
Primary Sources Acknowledgement
Sexual Commotion
Working to Travel, Travelling to Work
A World of Services
The Rise of the Social--and of 'Prostitution'
Grasping the Thing Itself: Methodology
From Charity to Solidarity: In the Field with Helpers
Partial Truths
Works Cited
Primary Sources

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