Red Light Labour: Sex Work Regulation, Agency, and Resistance (Sexuality Stud) (Paperback)

Red Light Labour: Sex Work Regulation, Agency, and Resistance (Sexuality Stud) By Elya M. Durisin (Editor) Cover Image
By Elya M. Durisin (Editor)
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In 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in Canada v. Bedford that key prostitution laws were unconstitutional. Red Light Labour addresses the new legal regime regulating sex work by analyzing how laws and those who uphold them have constructed, controlled, and criminalized sex workers, their clients, and their workspaces. This groundbreaking collection also offers nuanced interpretations of commercial sexual labour from the perspectives of workers, activists, and researchers. The contributors highlight the struggle for civic and social inclusion by considering sex workers’ advocacy tactics, successes, and challenges. A timely legal, policy, and social analysis of sex work in Canada.

About the Author

Elya M. Durisin holds a PhD in political science from York University. Emily van der Meulen is associate professor of criminology at Ryerson University. Chris Bruckert is professor of criminology at the University of Ottawa. Contributors: Sarah Beer, Brenda Belak, Isabelle Bhola, Steven Bittle, John Bryans, Nora Butler Burke, Jenn Clamen, Alison Clancey, Chanelle Gallant, Kara Gillies, Stacey Hannem, Elizabeth James, Ummni Khan, Andrea Krusi, Elene Lam, Victoria Love, Gayle MacDonald, Kimberly Mackenzie, Robyn Maynard, Hayli Millar, Tamara O'Doherty, Morgan M. Page, Kerry Porth, Menaka Raguparan, River Redwood, Becki Ross, Naomi Sayers, Valerie Scott, Frances M. Shaver, Andrea Sterling, SWUAV (Sex Workers United Against Violence), Mariana Valverde, and Laura Winters

Product Details
ISBN: 9780774838245
ISBN-10: 0774838248
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
Publication Date: September 1st, 2018
Pages: 392
Language: English
Series: Sexuality Stud