Selling Sex

Selling Sex

Authors : Emily van der Meulen, Elya M. Durisin, Victoria Love
Publisher : UBC Press
Published Date : 2013-05-01
ISBN-13 : 9780774824507
Page : 364 Pages
Language : en

Descriptions Selling Sex

Despite being dubbed “the world’s oldest profession,” prostitution has rarely been viewed as a legitimate form of labour. Instead, it is often criminalized, sensationalized, and polemicized across the socio-political spectrum by everyone from politicians to journalists to women’s groups.

In Selling Sex, Emily van der Meulen, Elya M. Durisin, and Victoria Love present a more nuanced, balanced, and realistic view of the sex industry. They bring together a vast collection of voices — including researchers, feminists, academics, and advocates, as well as sex workers of differing ages, genders, and sectors — to engage in a dialogue that challenges the dominant narratives surrounding the sex industry and advances the idea that sex work is in fact work. Presenting a variety of opinions and perspectives on such diverse topics as social stigma, police violence, labour organizing, anti-prostitution feminism, human trafficking, and harm reduction, Selling Sex is an eye-opening, challenging, and necessary book.

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