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Red Light Labour - Sex Work Regulation, Agency, and Resistance

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Elya M. Durisin holds a PhD in political science from York University. With Emily van der Meulen and Victoria Love, she is the editor of Selling Sex: Experience, Advocacy, and Research on Sex Work in Canada. Emily van der Meulen is an associate professor of criminology at Ryerson University. Her edited works include, with Robert Heynen, Expanding the Gaze: Gender and the Politics of Surveillance. Chris Bruckert is a professor of criminology at the University of Ottawa. She is the author of Taking It Off, Putting It On: Women in the Strip Trade and has edited several works, among them, with Colette Parent, Getting Past ¿the Pimp¿: Management in the Sex Industry.

List of contents










Foreword / Valerie Scott
1 Contextualizing Sex Work: Challenging Discourses and Confronting Narratives / Elya M. Durisin, Emily van der Meulen, and Chris Bruckert
Part 1 ¿ Law and Policy Contexts: The State and Beyond
2 Sex Work Policy: Tracing Historical and Contemporary Developments / Emily van der Meulen and Elya M. Durisin
3 Bedford v. Canada: A Breakthrough in the Legal Discourse / Brenda Belak
4 Municipal Regulation of Street-Based Prostitution and the Impacts on Indigenous Women: A Necessary Discussion / Naomi Sayers
5 From Average Joe to Deviant John: The Changing Construction of Sex Trade Clients in Canada / Ummni Khan
6 Pimps, Partners, and Procurers: Criminalizing Street-Based Sex Workers¿ Relationships with Partners and Third Parties / Kara Gillies and Chris Bruckert
7 New Risk-Spaces, New Spaces for Harm: The Effects of the Advertising Offence on Independent Escorts / Andrea Sterling
8 Misrepresentations, Inadequate Evidence, and Impediments to Justice: Human Rights Impacts of Canadäs Anti-Trafficking Efforts / Tamara O¿Doherty, Hayli Millar, Alison Clancey, and Kimberly Mackenzie
9 Perceptions of Sex Work: Exploring the Narratives of Police and Regulatory Officials / Frances M. Shaver, John Bryans, and Isabelle Bhola
10 Protecting Victims Sexually Exploited through Prostitution? Critically Examining Youth Legal and Policy Regimes / Steven Bittle
Part 2 ¿ Diverse Experiences: Examining Places, Spaces, and Types of Work
11 Indigenous, Indoors, and Incognito: Thoughts and Experiences of an Irish and Ojibwe Sex Worker / Elizabeth James
12 Myths and Realities of Male Sex Work: A Personal Perspective / River Redwood
13 Champagne, Strawberries, and Truck-Stop Motels: On Subjectivity and Sex Work / Victoria Love
14 ¿The Paradox?!¿: Racialized and Indigenous Sex Workers¿ Encounters within a Capitalist Market / Menaka Raguparan
15 Double Punishment: Immigration Penality and Migrant Trans Women Who Sell Sex / Nora Butler Burke
16 ¿Harassing the Clients Is Exactly the Same as Harassing the Workers¿: Street-Based Sex Workers in Vancouver / Andrea Krüsi, Brenda Belak, and Sex Workers United Against Violence
17 Everybody Knows Everybody: Sex Work in Rural and Small Communities / Stacey Hannem
18 Hypocrisy in ¿Sin City¿: Space, Place, and Sex Work Stigma in St. John¿s / Laura Winters and Gayle MacDonald
Part 3 ¿ Sex Workers¿ Resistance: Building Alliances and Subverting Narratives
19 Canadian Feminism and Sex Work Law: A Cautionary Tale / Mariana Valverde
20 Whorganizers and Gay Activists: Histories of Convergence, Contemporary Currents of Divergence, and the Promise of Non-Normative Futures / Becki L. Ross
21 Fighting for Homewood: Gentrification and the History of Violent Struggle over Trans Sex Workers¿ Strolls in Canada / Morgan M. Page
22 Do Black Sex Workers¿ Lives Matter? Whitewashed Anti-Slavery, Racial Justice, and Abolition / Robyn Maynard
23 Migrant Sex Workers¿ Justice: Building Alliances across Movements / Elene Lam and Chanelle Gallant
24 Will the Real Supporters of Workers¿ Rights Please Stand Up? Union Engagement with Sex Work in Canada / Jenn Clamen and Kara Gillies
25 Sex, Lies, and Committee Hearings: Challenging Prostitution Propaganda / Kerry Porth
26 Action, Advocacy, and Allies: Building a Movement for Sex Worker Rights / Sarah Beer
Afterword / John Lowman and Frances M. Shaver
Appendix: Prostitution-Related Criminal Code Provisions
Index

About the author










Elya M. Durisin holds a PhD in political science from York University. With Emily van der Meulen and Victoria Love, she is the editor of Selling Sex: Experience, Advocacy, and Research on Sex Work in Canada. Emily van der Meulen is an associate professor of criminology at Ryerson University. Her edited works include, with Robert Heynen, Expanding the Gaze: Gender and the Politics of Surveillance. Chris Bruckert is a professor of criminology at the University of Ottawa. She is the author of Taking It Off, Putting It On: Women in the Strip Trade and has edited several works, among them, with Colette Parent, Getting Past ¿the Pimp¿: Management in the Sex Industry.

Summary

Red Light Labour, the first book to examine sex work policy and advocacy since Canada v. Bedford, showcases the perspectives of sex workers and activists and deepens our understanding of sex work as labour.

Product details

Assisted by Chris Bruckert (Editor), Elya M. Durisin (Editor), Emily Van Der Meulen (Editor), Emily van der Meulen (Editor)
Publisher University of British Columbia Press
 
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 31.10.2018
 
EAN 9780774838245
ISBN 978-0-7748-3824-5
No. of pages 392
Dimensions 230 mm x 155 mm x 30 mm
Weight 590 g
Series Sexuality Studies
Sexuality Studies
Sexuality Stud
Subjects Humanities, art, music > Philosophy > General, dictionaries
Social sciences, law, business > Sociology > Sociological theories

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