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Sex at the Margins

Agustin, Laura

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ISBN 10: 1842778609 / ISBN 13: 9781842778609
Published by Zed Books Ltd, 2007
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2007. First. Paperback. Explores several myths: that selling sex is 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. This book is aimed at those who want to understand the relationship between sex markets, migration and the desire for social justice. Num Pages: 256 pages. BIC Classification: JFFN; JFMX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 216 x 139 x 11. Weight in Grams: 358. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Seller Inventory # V9781842778609

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Title: Sex at the Margins

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: New

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This groundbreaking book 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 migrants who sell sex and social helpers, Sex at the Margins provides a radically different analysis. Frequently, says Agustín, migrants make rational choices to travel and work in the sex industry. Although they are treated like 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.

About the Author:

Laura María Agustín studies cultural and postcolonial issues linking commercial sex, migration, informal economies and feminist theory. She currently lives in London, researching the situation of migrant workers in the city's sex industry.

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