Red Light Labour: Sex Work Regulation, Agency, and Resistance!

2018 12 Oct
7:00am - 9:00am
Red Light Labour: Sex Work Regulation, Agency, and Resistance!

Edited by Elya M. Durisin, Emily van der Meulen and Chris Bruckert, this new collection published by the University of British Columbia Press advocates for social and economic justice within a sex-work-as-work framework. Chapter authors explore how anti-sex work laws and those who uphold them have constructed, controlled, and criminalized sex workers, their workspaces, colleagues, and clients. Contributors also highlight sex workers’ struggles for civic and social inclusion by considering their tactics, successes, and challenges as they work collaboratively and build alliances with diverse social movements.


Sponsored by: the University of British Columbia Press, the Department of Criminology at Ryerson University, Another Story Bookshop (www.anotherstory.ca), and Octopus Books (www.octopusbooks.ca).


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