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Author Agustín, Laura María.

Title Sex at the margins : migration, labour markets and the rescue industry / Laura María Agustín
Published London ; New York : Zed Books ; New York : Distributed in the USA by Palgrave Macmillan, [2007]


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Description 248 pages ; 22 cm
Contents Sexual commotion -- Working to travel, travelling to work -- A world of services -- The rise of the social - and of 'prostitution' -- Grasping the thing itself: methodology -- From charity to solidarity: in the field with helpers -- Partial truths -- Works cited -- Primary sources
Summary "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 Agustin makes a passionate case against these stereotypes, arguing that the label 'trafficked' does not accurately describe migrants' lives and that the 'rescue industry' disempowers them. Based on extensive research amongst both migrants who sell sex and social helpers, Sex at the Margins provides a radical analysis. Frequently, says Agustin, migrants make rational choices to travel and work in the sex industry. Although they are treated as a marginalised group, they form part of the dynamic global economy."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 196-239) and index
Subject Prostitution -- Cross-cultural studies.
Prostitutes -- Attitudes.
Human smuggling -- Cross-cultural studies.
Foreign workers -- Cross-cultural studies.
Sex tourism -- Cross-cultural studies.
LC no. 2007010233
ISBN 9781842778609 pb alkaline paper
1842778609 pb alkaline paper
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Other Titles Sex at the margins