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Title:
Global sex workers : rights, resistance, and redefinition
Author:
Kempadoo, Kamala.
Publication Information:
New York : Routledge, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
294 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Part one. Rethinking sex work. Forced to choose: beyond the voluntary v. forced prostitution dichotomy / Jo Doezema. Debt-bondage and trafficking: don't believe the hype / Alison Murray. An international perspective on slavery in the sex industry / Jo Bindman. Women, labor, and migration: the position of trafficked women and strategies for support / Marjan Wijers. Discourses of prostitution: the case of Cuba / Amalia Lucía Cabezas. Prostitution, stigma, and the law in Japan: a feminist roundtable / Group Sisterhood -- Part two. Migrations and tourism. Ghanaian women and prostitution in Cote d'Ivoire / John K. Anarfi. From Thailand to Japan: migrant sex workers as autonomous subjects / Satoko Watenabe. The migrant tightrope: experiences from the Caribbean / Kamala Kempadoo. Children, prostitution, and identity: a case study from a tourist resort in Thailand / Heather Montgomery. Hustling for dollars: jineterismo in Cuba / Coco Fusco -- Part Three. Sex workers' organizations. The Association of Autonomous Women Workers, Ecuador, "22nd June" / Angelita Abad, Marena Briones, Tatiana Cordero, Rosa Manzo, and Martha Marchán. Japanese sex workers: encourage, empower, trust, and love yourselves! / Momocca Momocco. The exotic dancers' alliance: an interview with Dawn Passar and Johanna Breyer / Kamala Kempadoo. SWEAT: the development of a sex worker advocacy and intervention program in post-apartheid South Africa / Shane A. Petzer and Gordon M. Issacs. A world of people: sex workers in Mexico / Claudia Colimoro interviewed by Amalia Lucía Cabezas. The wind of change is whispering at your door: the Mahila Samanwaya committee / Minu Pal, Sadhana Mukherji, Madhabi Jaiswal, and Bachhu Dutta. International activism: Jo Doezema interviews NWSP coordinator, Cheryl Overs. Transgenders and sex work in Malaysia / Khartini Slamah. It's good to know: the Maxi Linder association in Suriname / Dusilley Cannings, Juanita Altenberg, Judi Reichart, and Kamala Kempadoo -- Part four. AIDS prevention and sex workers' empowerment. The Pegação program: information, prevention, and empowerment of young male sex workers in Rio de Janiero / Paulo Henrique Longo. Prostitution in Senegal / Oumar Tandia. The TAMPEP project in Western Europe / Licia Brussa. COIN and MODEMU in the Dominican Republic / Kamala Kempadoo.
ISBN:
9780415918282

9780415918299
Format :
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Summary

Global Sex Workers presents the personal experiences of sex workers around the world. Drawing on their individual narratives, it explores international struggles to uphold the rights of this often marginalized group.


Summary

Global Sex Workers presents the personal experiences of sex workers around the world. Drawing on their individual narratives, it explores international struggles to uphold the rights of this often marginalized group.


Author Notes

Kamala Kempadoois Assistant Professor Women's Studies and Sociology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. JoDoezemais Project Officer at the Network of Sex Work Projects.


Kamala Kempadoo is Assistant Professor Women's Studies and Sociology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Jo Doezema is Project Officer at the Network of Sex Work Projects.


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Library Journal Review

This anthology of essays by scholars, activists, and organization leaders uses studies concerning both male and female sex workers of primarily Third World and developing countries to explore the social and economic issues of the industry. The writers first define both the forced and voluntary trafficking of sex in terms of a labor pool that is often migratory and at times even unionized. Issues of race and morality also play a role in the status and legitimacy of sex workers. These writings also highlight the major organizational movements and conferences of sex workers since the 1970s, as well as discussing the effects of AIDS and other health issues. Much of the literature on prostitution centers on Western cultures or single localities in the developing world. Few works have presented as well-rounded a view of prostitution as this volume, although there is Nannette Davis's Prostitution: An International Handbook on Trends, Problems, and Politics (LJ 9/1/93). Recommended for large public and academic libraries.ÄJenny Lynn Presnell, Miami Univ. Libs., Oxford, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Library Journal Review

This anthology of essays by scholars, activists, and organization leaders uses studies concerning both male and female sex workers of primarily Third World and developing countries to explore the social and economic issues of the industry. The writers first define both the forced and voluntary trafficking of sex in terms of a labor pool that is often migratory and at times even unionized. Issues of race and morality also play a role in the status and legitimacy of sex workers. These writings also highlight the major organizational movements and conferences of sex workers since the 1970s, as well as discussing the effects of AIDS and other health issues. Much of the literature on prostitution centers on Western cultures or single localities in the developing world. Few works have presented as well-rounded a view of prostitution as this volume, although there is Nannette Davis's Prostitution: An International Handbook on Trends, Problems, and Politics (LJ 9/1/93). Recommended for large public and academic libraries.ÄJenny Lynn Presnell, Miami Univ. Libs., Oxford, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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