Sex at the Margins : Migration, Labour Markets and the Rescue Industry. (eBook, 2010) [WorldCat.org]
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Sex at the Margins : Migration, Labour Markets and the Rescue Industry.

Author: Laura María Agustin; Laura Marâia Agustâin
Publisher: London : Zed Books, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 argues that the label 'trafficked' does not accurately describe migrants' lives and that the 'rescue industry' disempowers them. Based on extensive research  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Cross-cultural studies
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laura María Agustin; Laura Marâia Agustâin
ISBN: 1842778609 9781842778609 1842778595 9781842778593 9781848135000 1848135009
OCLC Number: 994450280
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (257 pages)
Contents: Praise for this Book; About the Author; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; 1 Sexual Commotion ; Media Panic; Notes; 2 Working to Travel, Travelling to Work ; Travel and Travellers to Europe; Hybrid Categories: Tourists that Work and Working Travellers; What and Who Is a Migrant?; The Concept of Labour Migrations; 'Feminisation' and Gender in Migration; Ways of Leaving and Arriving; Trips to Work in the Sex Industry; 'Trafficking': A New Keyword; Autonomy in a Space of Flows; Living in More than One Place; Notes ; 3 A World of Services ; Undefined Sectors, Undefinable Jobs. Introducing Sex into the EquationBeyond Ideology; The Sex Industry; 'Different' Identities: Gender, Age, Ethnicity; The Demand for Services; The Motivation to Buy Sex; Buying Services Away from Home; Marriage; Notes ; 4 The Rise of the Social --
and of 'Prostitution' ; Before the Invention of 'Prostitution'; The Rise of the Social --
and the Family; The Drive to 'Do Something about Prostitution'; Occupied by Women: Cross-class Accounts; The Creation of Suitable Jobs for Women; The Work of Helping 'Prostitutes'; The Voice of the Subject; Notes; 5 Grasping the Thing Itself: Methodology. Why Do Field Work?Studying 'Up'; Standpoints; My Own (Shifting) Position in the Field; A Delicate Silence; Projects to Help People Who Sell Sex; Notes; 6 From Charity to Solidarity: In the Field with Helpers ; Item 1: Imposing Solidarity; Item 2: A Culture of Indignation; Item 3: The Religious Social; Item 4: Culture Clash; Item 5: The Bitterness of Betrayal; Item 6 Publications: Never for Women Who Sell Sex; Item 7: A Different Morality; Item 8: Pragmatism in the Provinces; Making Sense of the Field Work; Notes ; 7 Partial Truths ; Notes; Works Cited; Primary Sources ; Index.

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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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