Sex Work, Immigration and Social Difference

Sex Work, Immigration and Social Difference

by Julie Ham

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781317407232
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/25/2016
Series: Routledge Studies in Criminal Justice, Borders and Citizenship
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Julie Ham is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Hong Kong. She has published on sex work, anti-trafficking, gender and migration, feminist participatory action research, and activist efforts by trafficking survivors, sex workers and domestic workers. Prior to joining the Department of Sociology, she worked with the Border Crossing Observatory, Monash University; the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW); and with community-based research projects and organizations in Canada, working with sex workers, immigrant and refugee communities, women substance users, low-income urban communities, and anti-violence organizations.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Investigating agency in sex work research

3. Intersectionality and social difference in sex work research

4. Power, positioning and other methodological challenges in sex work research

5. Sex work and the non-migrant ‘migrant’

6. Using legalities and illegalities in sex work

7. Co-workers, clients and knowledge production in sex work

8. Conclusion: Agency, security, mobility and social difference in sex work

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