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Enhancing the study of sex work
journal contributionposted on 2018-08-29, 15:13 authored by Teela Sanders
[First paragraph] I write this as an academic who has focused on understanding the sex industry and advocating for the rights of sex workers in much of the time that Sexualities has been a space for the social sciences to enhance the study of sexuality through scholarship and thinking. I have approached this reflection specifically relating to the field of sex work, or what has been called ‘the sociology of sex work’ as a sub-discipline. For this reflection I reviewed all of the issues of the journal, a truly fascinating and indulgent exercise, to track how sex work research has emerged through the journal. There were some 47 articles directly relating to the sex industry/sex workers with many more circling the periphery of the broad subject. The extent and nature of sex work research has significantly increased over recent years, again overlapping with the time that Sexualities has become a hub for airing these ‘new’ investigations, commentaries and empirical insights.
Author affiliation/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, ARTS AND HUMANITIES/Department of Criminology
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