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Article: 'We all have one': Exit plans as a professional strategy in sex work

Title'We all have one': Exit plans as a professional strategy in sex work
Authors
Issue Date2017
PublisherSage Publications Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://wes.sagepub.com
Citation
Work, Employment & Society, 2017 How to Cite?
AbstractThe idea of ‘exiting’ the sex industry plays a powerful symbolic role in the feminist debates around the morality, legitimacy and regulation of sex work. Drawing on interviews with 39 women sex workers in Australia and Canada, we explore three key contrasts between dominant narratives and interventions that frame ‘exiting’ as escape from trauma or exploitation, and sex workers’ assessments of ‘exiting’ as a personal or professional strategy. First, we explore sex workers’ perceptions of sex work as temporary work. Second, we analyse the symbiosis between exit plans and current work practices. Third, we examine workers’ assessment of the value of ‘exiting’ sex work in the context of changing market forces within the sex industry, the ‘square’ labour market (or non-sex work sectors) and exiting interventions (i.e. programs to assist workers in leaving sex work).
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/229454
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.153
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.631

 

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorHam, J-
dc.contributor.authorGilmour, F-
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-23T14:11:15Z-
dc.date.available2016-08-23T14:11:15Z-
dc.date.issued2017-
dc.identifier.citationWork, Employment & Society, 2017-
dc.identifier.issn0950-0170-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/229454-
dc.description.abstractThe idea of ‘exiting’ the sex industry plays a powerful symbolic role in the feminist debates around the morality, legitimacy and regulation of sex work. Drawing on interviews with 39 women sex workers in Australia and Canada, we explore three key contrasts between dominant narratives and interventions that frame ‘exiting’ as escape from trauma or exploitation, and sex workers’ assessments of ‘exiting’ as a personal or professional strategy. First, we explore sex workers’ perceptions of sex work as temporary work. Second, we analyse the symbiosis between exit plans and current work practices. Third, we examine workers’ assessment of the value of ‘exiting’ sex work in the context of changing market forces within the sex industry, the ‘square’ labour market (or non-sex work sectors) and exiting interventions (i.e. programs to assist workers in leaving sex work).-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherSage Publications Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://wes.sagepub.com-
dc.relation.ispartofWork, Employment & Society-
dc.rightsWork, Employment & Society. Copyright © Sage Publications Ltd.-
dc.title'We all have one': Exit plans as a professional strategy in sex work-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailHam, J: jham@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityHam, J=rp02065-
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0950017016666198-
dc.identifier.hkuros261174-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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