The field of sex work has undergone a massive expansion in the past ten years. In this new Second Edition, three leading researchers come together to provide an interdisciplinary outline of sex work. This book provides comprehensive coverage of key areas common to the study of the female sex industry, as well as considering issues relating to male and transgender sex workers, young people who are sexually exploited, and migrant sex workers. It also includes discussion of more recent forms of commercial sex such as Internet-based sex work. International in perspective, Prostitution: Sex Work, Policy & Politics combines sociological approaches with criminology and criminal justice studies, social policy, health research, and sexuality studies.

Sex Workers, Labour Rights and Unionization

Sex Workers, Labour Rights and Unionization

Sex Workers, Labour Rights and Unionization
susan lopez-embury teela sanders

susan lopez-embury1 and teela sanders

This chapter will explore the rise of the sex workers’ labour movement across the world. In doing so, an examination of the rise of the ‘sex as work’ movement, from the late 1960s, will be traced. The development of the labour rights movement, which includes the World Charter for Prostitutes’ Rights and the more recent Declaration of the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe, explains the human rights basis of the movement. Global organizing is examined with country-specific examples from Australia, the USA, India and Brazil. The individual country successes and the global impact of the sex worker rights ...

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