publication . Other literature type . Book . 2017

Sex work, immigration and social difference

Julie Ham;
  • Published: 01 Mar 2017
  • Publisher: Monash University
Abstract
Public discourses around ‘migrant sex workers’ are often more confident about what migrant sex workers signify morally (i.e. vulnerability, criminality) but are less clear about who the ‘migrant’ is. This thesis interrogates the implications of the ‘migrant sex worker’ category based on semi-structured interviews with 65 immigrant, migrant and racialised women in sex work and two support staff in Melbourne, Australia and Vancouver, Canada during 2013–2014. Specifically, I employ an intersectional theoretical lens to investigate how this group of sex workers negotiate their security, agency and mobility across contrasting regulatory frameworks in these two cities...
Subjects
free text keywords: Uncategorized, 1959.1/1208155, intersectionality, thesis(doctorate), immigration, regulation, open access, 2015, monash:160962, sex work, ethesis-20150706-05439, Political science, Law reform, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Ethnic group, Gender studies, Negotiation, Vulnerability, Citizenship, Social change
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publication . Other literature type . Book . 2017

Sex work, immigration and social difference

Julie Ham;