Editorial – Blurred Lines : the Contested Nature of Sex Work in a Changing Social Landscape

Connelly, LJ ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9564-9106, Jarvis-King, L and Ahearne, G 2015, 'Editorial – Blurred Lines : the Contested Nature of Sex Work in a Changing Social Landscape' , Graduate Journal of Social Science, 11 (2) , pp. 4-20.

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Abstract

This special edition of the Graduate Journal of Social Science explores the contested nature of the sex industry, a global industry operating within socio-political contexts that have witnessed an array of changes in recent years. The papers in this collection contribute to advancing critical understandings of the ways in which the changing social landscapes have been experienced by those engaged globally in commercial sex work. In so doing, this edition seeks to agitate some of the polarised debates often present within sex industry discourses by exploring some of the oftentimes overlooked nuances – the blurred lines – between the different sex markets, between sex as work and other forms of labour, between agency and constraint, and between care and control. At its core, Blurred Lines: The Contested Nature of Sex Work in a Changing Social Landscape represents a shared vision to combine the voices of academics with those working within the sex industry and with practitioners, in order to offer a meaningful consolidation of research and lived experiences; one that does not simply grant lip-service to ‘empowering a marginalised and stigmatised social group’.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Journal or Publication Title: Graduate Journal of Social Science
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Depositing User: LJ Connelly
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2018 10:28
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2019 13:01
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/49073

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