This is particularly pertinent in a period of unprecedented legal reform, both internationally and nationally, as legal norms simultaneously attempt to protect, empower and criminalise parties involved in the purchase of sexual services.
Author: Jane Scoular
The Subject of Prostitution offers a distinctive analysis of the links between prostitution and social theory in order to advance a critical analysis of the relationship of law to sex work. Using the lens of social theory to disrupt fixed meanings the book provides an advanced analytical framework through which to understand the complexity and contingencies of sex work in late modernity. The book analyses contemporary citizenship discourse and the law's ability to meet the competing demands of empowerment by sex workers and protection by radical feminists who view prostitution as the epitome of patriarchal sexual and economic relations. Its central focus is the role of law in both structuring and responding to the 'problem of prostitution'. By developing a distinctive constitutive approach to law, the author offers a more advanced analytical framework from which to understand how law matters in contemporary debates and also suggests how law could matter in more imaginative justice reforms. This is particularly pertinent in a period of unprecedented legal reform, both internationally and nationally, as legal norms simultaneously attempt to protect, empower and criminalise parties involved in the purchase of sexual services. The Subject of Prostitution aims to overcome the current aporia in these debates and suggest new ways to engage with the subject and law. As such, The Subject of Prostitution provides an advanced theoretical resource for policymakers, researchers and activists involved in contemporary struggles over the meanings and place of sex work in late modernity.
Author: Sharron A. FitzGeraldPublish On: 2018-08-16
... against women. Paper presented at Sex Worker Open University Sex Workers'
Rights Festival, Glasgow, 6 April. ... Sociological Review 47 (S1): 74–89. Nagel, J
. 1997. ... The subject of prostitution: Sex work, law and social theory. London: ...
Author: Sharron A. FitzGerald
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Political Science
This collection offers an invaluable resource on the subject of how sex workers experience injustices and how we can mitigate this globally through a transformative vision of social justice.
RedTraSex ( 2016 ) ' Colombia : Sintrasexco is the first women sex workers '
union in the world ' . Available at ... ORG/10.1177/0038038507082316 Scoular , J
. ( 2015 ) The subject of prostitution : sex work , law and social theory . London ...
Author: Stewart Cunningham
Category: Social Science
The notion of human dignity is frequently, yet enigmatically, invoked in legal and political debates on sex work, where many people use it without much elaboration on exactly what they mean by it. Sex Work and Human Dignity: Law, Politics and Discourse sheds light on this enigma, by exploring how dignity-based discourses are used by those who write and talk about prostitution and also what role these discourses may play in shaping wider cultural understandings of sex work and sex workers. The book draws on political discourse theory and is international in its scope, with analysis of legal cases, textual sources, and empirical data gathered through interviews with activists from several different countries in the Global North and South. The book traces how the concept of dignity is used in a range of legal and political discourses on sex work and ultimately asks to what extent dignity-based discourses help to advance, or hinder, sex workers’ social inclusion. This book will appeal to students and researchers interested in sex work and feminism, as well as those who study human dignity. Its interdisciplinary nature means it will appeal to those working in a range of disciplines, including law, sociology, philosophy, and political theory.
Author: Synnøve Økland JahnsenPublish On: 2019-07-30
Jane Scoular is Professor of Law at the University of Strathclyde. She has
published widely on issues relating to the legal regulation of commercial sex. Her
most recent work is The Subject of Prostitution: Sex Work, Law and Social Theory
Author: Synnøve Økland Jahnsen
Category: Social Science
Once again, prostitution occupies a prominent position on public and political agendas, both nationally and internationally. A topic of concern and interest within social and academic realms, it is a highly moralised, contested issue that is at the centre of heated and drawn-out debates. With each chapter dedicated to a separate country and written by a national authority on the subject, Assessing European Prostitution Policies seeks to explore how prostitution is regulated in 21 European countries, thus drawing out important implications for an effective and humane prostitution policy. Indeed, this innovative volume brings together systematic accounts of how national and local forms of governance influence the commercial market for sex as well as the lives of sex workers and third parties. All chapters cover the history of prostitution policy, national laws regulating prostitution, policy formulation and implementation, the national discourse on prostitution, the gap between national and local regulation, the impact of policy on the lives and rights of sex workers, and sex worker advocacy organizations. In addition to this, the authors examine and highlight how immigration, labour, fiscal and welfare law have as much impact on the sex trade as designated prostitution law. A unique interdisciplinary title that is comprehensive in its coverage, Assessing European Prostitution Policies will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students, postdoctoral researchers, sex worker advocacy organisations and policy makers interested in fields such as Sexuality and Prostitution, Public Policy, Criminology and Gender Studies.
A valuable research and classroom aid, this series provides in-depth coverage of specific legal issues and takes into account the major legal changes and policies that have had an impact on the lives of American women.
Author: Karen J. Maschke
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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concrete, material, ... cohesiveness, and organisation only through their psychical
and social inscription as the surface and raw materials of an ... Departing from
notions of universal experience and truth, these subject-centred theories
emphasize the fluid ...
Author: Lisa Law
Southeast Asian sex workers are stereotypically understood as passive victims of the political economy, and submissive to western men. The advent of HIV/AIDS only compounds this image. Sex Work in Southeast Asia is a cultural critique of HIV/AIDS prevention programmes targetting sex tourism industries in Southeast Asia.
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Norway , 1990 - 2001 ; SA01905 From Work as Sex to ... and Condom Use
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Lisa Law, in her work on Southeast Asian sex workers, writes pointedly about her
difficulties in mediating the competing ... be understood as a response to [her]
own failed attempts at constructing a coherent prostitute 'subject'” (Law 2000: 62).
The difficulties Law encountered in her work encapsulates many of the primary
issues confronting feminist work specifically, and social theoretical work in
Author: James A. Tyner
Category: Political Science
The Philippines is the world's largest exporter of temporary contract labor with a huge 800,000 workers a year being deployed on either six month or two year contracts. This labor migration is highly regulated by the government, private, and non-governmental/non-private organizations. Tyner argues that migrants are socially constructed, or 'made' by these parties and that migrants in turn become political resources. Employing a post-structural feminist perspective Tyner questions the very ontology of migration.
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provided ... Weber ' s somewhat cryptic remarks on the subject provide little more
than a starting place for further investigation . ... Weber ' s theoretical themes .
women begins only with the politics of the patrimonial , 294 Sex Appendix: The
question of ...
Author: Randall Collins
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Social Science
A new interpretation of Weberian sociology, showing its relevance to current world isues.
In so doing, the book advances a queer politics of sex work that aims to disrupt heteronormative logics whilst also making space for different voices in academic and political debates about commercial sex.
Author: Mary Laing
Category: Social Science
Sex work is a subject of significant contestation across academic disciplines, as well as within legal, medical, moral, feminist, political and socio-cultural discourses. A large body of research exists, but much of this focuses on the sale of sex by women to men and ignores other performances, practices, meanings and embodiments in the contemporary sex industry. A queer agenda is important in order to challenge hetero-centric gender norms and to develop new insights into how gender, sex, power, crime, work, migration, space/place, health and intimacy are understood in the context of commercial sexual encounters. Queer Sex Work explores what it might mean to ‘be’, ‘do’ and ‘think’ queer(ly) in the study and practice of commercial sex. It brings together a multiplicity of empirical case studies – including erotic dance venues, online sex working, pornography, grey sexual economies, and BSDM – and offers a variety of perspectives from academic scholars, policy practitioners, activists and sex workers themselves. In so doing, the book advances a queer politics of sex work that aims to disrupt heteronormative logics whilst also making space for different voices in academic and political debates about commercial sex. This unique and multidisciplinary volume will be indispensable for scholars and students of the global sex trade and of gender, sexuality, feminism and queer theory more broadly, as well as policymakers, activists and practitioners interested in the politics and practice of sex work in local, national and international contexts.
The Campaign for the Reform of the Law on Soliciting (PROS) is a
welldocumented example of this (McLeod, 1982; Dominelli, 1986). PROS
redefined women sex workers on the streets as women performing socially
necessary work. ... In recent controversies on the subject, politicians keen to
impose the 'prison works' philosophy have endorsed a hardening of attitudes
against young offenders (Pitts, ...
Author: Lena Dominelli
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Category: Social Science
Feminist theories of social work have been criticised in recent years for treating women as a uniform category and displaying insufficient sensitivity to the complex ways in which other social divisions (those of race, age, disability, etc.) impact on gender relations. This major text by a leading writer in the field seeks to develop a new framework for feminist social work that takes on board postmodernist arguments to do with difference and power yet retains a commitment to collective solidarity and social change. As such, it will be essential reading for students, educators and practitioners alike in social work.
The work engages with some key debates in the fields of cultural and gender studies and will be welcomed by scholars in these areas as well as by China specialists, sociologists and anthropologists.
Author: Elaine Jeffreys
Category: Political Science
China, Sex and Prostitution is a topical and important critique of recent scholarship in China studies concerning sexuality, prostitution and policing. Jeffrey's arguments are constructed in the form of detailed analysis of a wide range of primary texts, including documents, press reports, police report, and policy and legal pronouncements, and secondary literature in both English and Chinese. The work engages with some key debates in the fields of cultural and gender studies and will be welcomed by scholars in these areas as well as by China specialists, sociologists and anthropologists.
Author: Professor Angela CampbellPublish On: 2014-01-28
Myinterest inthesubject ofthisbook was sparkedby field research on womenin
polygamy undertaken in the community of ... capacities while recognizing that the
normative orders inwhich they operated imposed serious social and economic
limits. ... a visiting scholar atEmory Law School's Vulnerability and the Human
Condition Initiative—Feminist LegalTheory Project, ... andthe Human Condition
Initiative seminar, who read andreflected critically on mydraft chapterrelated to sexwork.
Author: Professor Angela Campbell
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Did she choose that?’ Or, more normatively, ‘Why would she choose that?’ This book critiques and offers an alternative to these questions, which have traditionally framed law and policy discussions circulating around controversial genderized practices. It examines the simplicity and incompleteness of choice-based rhetoric and of presumptions that women’s conduct is shaped, in an absolute way, either by choice or by coercion. This book develops an analytical framework that aims to discern the meaning and value that women may ascribe to morally ambiguous practices. An analysis of law’s approach to polygamy, surrogacy and sex work, particularly in Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia, provides a basis for evaluating the choice-coercion binary and for contemplating alternate modes for assessing, from a law and policy standpoint, the palatability of social practices that appear pernicious to women. Weaving together interdisciplinary research, an innovative analytical framework for assessing choices ostensibly harmful to women, and a critique of the legal rules governing such choices, this book bears relevance for students, scholars, practicing jurists and policymakers seeking a richer understanding of conduct that moves women to the margins of law and society.
Conclusion She is a prostitute . ... She is subject when she claims her own
identity in the sex work she does . ... Review 327 , and Radin ' s reply , “ Lacking
A Transformative Social Theory : A Response ” ( 1993 ) 45 Stanford Law Review
Author: Ngaire Naffine
Publisher: Wm Gaunt & Sons
Category: Feminist jurisprudence.
Provides a guide to the conveyancing of licensed premises. Focusing on propretary clubs, betting offices and the sale of alcohol, the book covers topics such as the qualification of licences, preliminary enquiries to be made, time-limits for notices and seeking approval for structural alterations
Bhabha's work has also generated ambivalent responses among geographers
engaging with postcolonial theory. ... Canada, has demonstrated how 'hybrid subject positions . . . and liminal and partial sites can be used for the purposes of
capital ... Bhabha's approach may be symptomatic of wider tendencies
characterizing current research on location and social practice. ... In her research
on Filipina sex workers, Lisa Law's uses 'third space' as a way of thinking the
politics of location ...
Author: Phil Hubbard
A comprehensive guide to the latest work on space. Each entry is a short interpretative essay, outlining the contributions made by the key theorists.
The author contends that modernity has produced "the prostitute" as the other within the categorial other: woman.
Author: Shannon Bell
Publisher: Indiana University Press
"I found this a fascinating book: wide-ranging, readable." --Alison Jaggar Bell shows how the flesh-and-blood female body engaged in sexual interaction for payment has no inherent meaning and is signified differently in different cultures or discourses. The author contends that modernity has produced "the prostitute" as the other within the categorial other: woman.
This collection of new and classic writings about the sex industry asks us to think about the differences between our society's treatment of prostitution and pornography, while investigating how liberalism deals with the sex industry in ...
Author: Jessica Spector
Publisher: Stanford University Press
This collection of new and classic writings about the sex industry asks us to think about the differences between our society's treatment of prostitution and pornography, while investigating how liberalism deals with the sex industry in general.
63C MacKinnon, Toward a Feminist Theory of State (Harvard University Press,
1989); K Barry, The Prostitution of ... 'The Vulnerable Subject: Anchoring Equality
in the Human Condition' (2008) 20(1) Yale Journal of Law and Feminism ... M O'
Neill & J Scoular, From Conflict to Coexistence: Living and Working in areas of
Street Sex Work (Policy Press, 2006). ... of Sex and the Risks of Breasts:
Obscenity and Indecency in Canadian Law' (1999) 8 Social & Legal Studies 181
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Author: R. A. Duff
Publisher: OUP Oxford
The third book in the Criminalization series examines the constitutionalization of criminal law. It considers how the criminal law is constituted through the political processes of the state; how the agents of the criminal law can be answerable to it themselves; and finally, how the criminal law can be constituted as part of the international order. Addressing the ways in which and the grounds on which types of conduct can be justifiably criminalized, the first four chapters of this volume focus on the questions that arise from a consideration of the political constitution of the criminal law. The contributors then turn their attention to the role of the state, its institutions and officials, and their role not only as creators, enactors, interpreters, and enforcers of the criminal law, but also as subjects of it. How can the agents of the criminal law also be answerable to it? Finally discussion turns to how the criminal law can be constituted as part of an international order. Examining the relationships between domestic laws of different nation-states, and between domestic criminal law and international or transnational law, the chapters also look at the authority and jurisdiction of international criminal law itself, and its relationship to other dimensions of the international order. A vital examination of one of the most important topics in modern criminal legal theory, this volume raises new questions central to the study of the criminal law and offers new suggestions for addressing them.