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Red light labour : sex work regulation, agency, and resistance

Author: Elya M Durisin; Emily Van der Meulen; Chris Bruckert
Publisher: Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"In 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in Canada v Bedford that key prostitution laws were unconstitutional. Red Light Labour addresses the new legal regime regulating sex work by analyzing how laws and those who uphold them have constructed, controlled, and criminalized sex workers, their clients, and their workspaces. This groundbreaking collection also offers nuanced interpretations of commercial sexual  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elya M Durisin; Emily Van der Meulen; Chris Bruckert
ISBN: 9780774838238 077483823X 9780774838252 0774838256
OCLC Number: 1108806264
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (391 pages .)
Contents: Foreword / Valerie Scott1 Contextualizing Sex Work: Challenging Discourses and Confronting Narratives / Elya M. Durisin, Emily van der Meulen, and Chris BruckertPart 1 - Law and Policy Contexts: The State and Beyond2 Sex Work Policy: Tracing Historical and Contemporary Developments / Emily van der Meulen and Elya M. Durisin3 Bedford v. Canada: A Breakthrough in the Legal Discourse / Brenda Belak4 Municipal Regulation of Street-Based Prostitution and the Impacts on Indigenous Women: A Necessary Discussion / Naomi Sayers5 From Average Joe to Deviant John: The Changing Construction of Sex Trade Clients in Canada / Ummni Khan6 Pimps, Partners, and Procurers: Criminalizing Street-Based Sex Workers' Relationships with Partners and Third Parties / Kara Gillies and Chris Bruckert7 New Risk-Spaces, New Spaces for Harm: The Effects of the Advertising Offence on Independent Escorts / Andrea Sterling8 Misrepresentations, Inadequate Evidence, and Impediments to Justice: Human Rights Impacts of Canada's Anti-Trafficking Efforts / Tamara O'Doherty, Hayli Millar, Alison Clancey, and Kimberly Mackenzie9 Perceptions of Sex Work: Exploring the Narratives of Police and Regulatory Officials / Frances M. Shaver, John Bryans, and Isabelle Bhola10 Protecting Victims Sexually Exploited through Prostitution? Critically Examining Youth Legal and Policy Regimes / Steven BittlePart 2 - Diverse Experiences: Examining Places, Spaces, and Types of Work11 Indigenous, Indoors, and Incognito: Thoughts and Experiences of an Irish and Ojibwe Sex Worker / Elizabeth James12 Myths and Realities of Male Sex Work: A Personal Perspective / River Redwood13 Champagne, Strawberries, and Truck-Stop Motels: On Subjectivity and Sex Work / Victoria Love14 "The Paradox?!": Racialized and Indigenous Sex Workers' Encounters within a Capitalist Market / Menaka Raguparan15 Double Punishment: Immigration Penality and Migrant Trans Women Who Sell Sex / Nora Butler Burke16 "Harassing the Clients Is Exactly the Same as Harassing the Workers": Street-Based Sex Workers in Vancouver / Andrea Krusi, Brenda Belak, and Sex Workers United Against Violence17 Everybody Knows Everybody: Sex Work in Rural and Small Communities / Stacey Hannem18 Hypocrisy in "Sin City": Space, Place, and Sex Work Stigma in St. John's / Laura Winters and Gayle MacDonaldPart 3 - Sex Workers' Resistance: Building Alliances and Subverting Narratives19 Canadian Feminism and Sex Work Law: A Cautionary Tale / Mariana Valverde20 Whorganizers and Gay Activists: Histories of Convergence, Contemporary Currents of Divergence, and the Promise of Non-Normative Futures / Becki L. Ross21 Fighting for Homewood: Gentrification and the History of Violent Struggle over Trans Sex Workers' Strolls in Canada / Morgan M. Page22 Do Black Sex Workers' Lives Matter? Whitewashed Anti-Slavery, Racial Justice, and Abolition / Robyn Maynard23 Migrant Sex Workers' Justice: Building Alliances across Movements / Elene Lam and Chanelle Gallant24 Will the Real Supporters of Workers' Rights Please Stand Up? Union Engagement with Sex Work in Canada / Jenn Clamen and Kara Gillies25 Sex, Lies, and Committee Hearings: Challenging Prostitution Propaganda / Kerry Porth26 Action, Advocacy, and Allies: Building a Movement for Sex Worker Rights / Sarah BeerAfterword / John Lowman and Frances M. ShaverAppendix: Prostitution-Related Criminal Code ProvisionsIndex
Responsibility: edited by Elya M. Durisin, Emily van der Meulen, and Chris Bruckert.


Red Light Labour, the first book to examine sex work policy and advocacy since Canada v. Bedford, showcases the perspectives of sex workers and activists and deepens our understanding of sex work as  Read more...


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A thorough collection, it challenges misconceptions and educates readers on many topics, including sex work in rural and small communities, the experience of Indigenous workers, and union engagement Read more...

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