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Book Title: Sex at the Margins: Migration, Labour Markets and the Rescue Industry|
The author of the book: Laura María Agustín
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 28.31 MB
Edition: Zed Books
Date of issue: May 1st 2007
ISBN 13: 9781842778609
Read full description of the books Sex at the Margins: Migration, Labour Markets and the Rescue Industry:This groundbreaking work 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 Agustín 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 Agustín, 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.
Both powerful and controversial, this book is essential reading for all those who want to understand the increasingly important relationship between sex markets, migration and the desire for social justice.
-from the back cover
Read information about the authorI write about people who travel and cross borders to work - lots of them without permission or with fake papers. Women who work as live-in maids or sell sex, men who wash dishes, pick fruit or sell sex. Border-crossers, undocumented migrants, folks who have paid smugglers to get somewhere new. In the media this is usually positioned as hideous trafficking, and all jobs in the sex industry as a fate worse than death. It's true, some women would rather die than be sex workers, but guess what? Others would rather die than be maids. In my writing I don't generalise. You need a whole lot of information before it's okay to stick labels on people.
My new book is Mediterranean noir, The Three-Headed Dog. It takes place in Spain, on the crazy-mixed Costa del Sol and Madrid.
Sex at the Margins: Migration, Labour Markets and the Rescue Industry lay the non-victimising groundwork in 2007 and continues to be read and highly relevant! I wish the publisher did not set the price so high.
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