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Sex at the margins : migration, labour markets and the rescue industry

Author: Laura María Agustín
Publisher: London ; New York : Zed Books ; New York : Distributed in the USA by Palgrave Macmillan, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Laura Agustín presents an analysis of the position prostitutes occupy within the global economy.
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Études transculturelles
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Agustín, Laura María.
Sex at the margins.
London ; New York : Zed Books ; New York : Distributed in the USA by Palgrave Macmillan, ©2007
(OCoLC)654700336
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laura María Agustín
ISBN: 9781842778609 1842778609 9781842778593 1842778595 9781848130814 1848130813
OCLC Number: 81453457
Description: 248 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Laura María Agustín.
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Explores several myths: that selling sex is 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  Read more...

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'Sex at the Margins rips apart distinctions between migrants, service work and sexual labour and reveals the utter complexity of the contemporary sex industry. This book is set to be a trailblazer Read more...

 
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