publication . Article . 2017

A Sex Work Research Symposium: Examining Positionality in Documenting Sex Work and Sex Workers’ Rights

Megan Lowthers; Elya M. Durisin; Kamala Kempadoo; Magdalena Sabat;
Open Access English
  • Published: 05 Apr 2017 Journal: Social Sciences, volume 6, issue 2 (issn: 2076-0760, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
Abstract
Historically, academic literature on sex work has documented the changing debates, policies, and cultural discourse surrounding the sex industry, and their impact on the rights of sex workers worldwide. As sex work scholars look to the future of sex workers’ rights, however, we are also in a critical moment of self-reflection on how sex work scholarship engages with sex worker communities, produces knowledge surrounding sex work, and represents the lived experiences of sex workers’ rights, organizing, and activism. In this short Communication, proceedings from a recent sex work research symposium entitled, Sexual Economies, Politics, and Positionality in Sex Wor...
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free text keywords: conference proceedings, sex work, sex workers’ rights, research methods, reflexivity, positionality, sexual economies, technology, lcsh:Social Sciences, lcsh:H, Gender studies, Politics, Lived experience, Sociology, Refugee, Scholarship, Critical moment, Sex workers
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