[ Epub ] ➚ Sex at the Margins Author Laura María Agustín – Anguillais.us

Sex at the Margins This Groundbreaking Work 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 Agust N 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 Both Migrants Who Sell Sex And Social Helpers, Sex At The Margins Provides A Radical Analysis Frequently, Says Agust N, Migrants Make Rational Choices To Travel And Work In The Sex Industry Although They Are Treated As 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 From The Back Cover

[ Epub ] ➚ Sex at the Margins  Author Laura María Agustín – Anguillais.us
  • Paperback
  • 248 pages
  • Sex at the Margins
  • Laura María Agustín
  • English
  • 08 March 2018
  • 1842778609

    10 thoughts on “[ Epub ] ➚ Sex at the Margins Author Laura María Agustín – Anguillais.us


  1. says:

    Agustin makes a compelling case here for the reconsideration of migrant sex workers that is both challenging and certainly grounds for pause on the part of humanitarians Among my own studies of late, the question of politics within human rights work comes up time and time again The idea that competing negative viewpoints on a immigrant workers, b sex workers, and c women violating moral sexual norms come together to form a rescue industry that in its efforts to rehabilitate women in fa Agustin makes a compelling case here for the reconsideration of migrant sex workers that is both challenging and certainly grounds for pause on the part of humanitarians Among my own studies of late, the question of politics within human rights work comes up time and time again The idea that competing negative viewpoints on a immigrant workers, b sex workers, and c women...


  2. says:

    Prostitution apologists Duh And particularly toxic when coming along as either leftist or social justice warrior In this case it s both One of the biggest whataboutism books I ve read in a long time A very long time Good grief.


  3. says:

    Laura Agustin has a remarkable ability to turn things on their head.If you read her blog, you ll be familiar with the narratives that she contests But the book really brings it all together.The narrative is that all women who do sex work are victims Nobody would ever chose to do that work They have been coerced or duped They need to be rescued Triple that for migrants But who is a migrant Why are some people called migrants while others are called travelers, tourists, expats A privileged Laura Agustin has a remarkable ability to turn things on their head.If you read her blog, you ll be familiar with the narratives that she contests But the book really brings it all together.The narrative is that all women who do sex work are victims Nobody would ever chose to do that work They have been coerced or duped They ne...


  4. says:

    I really wanted to like this , as I share similar wariness of the rescue industry I value the author s attention to the often unspoken relationship domestic work and sex work share The way Augustin draws attention to the caricature of Migrant is powerful The conflict she describes between organizations seeking to save or rehabilitate, empower, etc people who engage in sex work was sobering.Most likely, I m not immersed enough in the world, coming from a harm reduction and public hea I really wanted to like this , as I share similar wariness of the rescue industry I value the author s attention to the often unspoken relationship domestic work and sex work share The way Augustin draws attention to the caricature of Migrant is powerful The conflict she describes between organizations seeking to save or rehabilitate, empower, etc people who engage in sex work was sobering.Most likely, I m not immersed enough in the world, coming from a harm reduction and public health background Does anyo...


  5. says:

    Interesting and easy to read ethnography of global migration and service industry Though sometimes I lacked depth in her analysis, I very much liked the historical part, where she outlines the rise of the salvaging helping industry, and her su...


  6. says:

    The go to book about white people who try to rescue women from sex work All the analysis you need.


  7. says:

    I always like books that challenge my unquestioned beliefs with good data and research Agustin s work is straightforward and factual, and completely blows apart the standard social narrative around prostitution and migrant work The media and government feeds us simple, uncritical images of homogenous poor migrants, victimized women, people with no agency in their lives who need useducated,affluent people to save them Agustin shows the data from migrant workers, in their own wo I always like books that challenge my unquestioned beliefs with good data and research Agustin s work is straightforward and factual, and completely blows apart the standard social narrative around prostitution and migrant work The media and government feeds us simple, uncritical images of homogenous poor migrants, victimized women, people with no agency in their lives who need useducated,affluent people to save them Agustin shows the data from migrant workers, in their own words and she turns the academic lens back on the people who claim to help or save them, to look at their motivations and how...


  8. says:

    As someone in the helping profession, this critique of helpers who refuse to examine or are unaware of their own constructed realities and interests was at times hard to read However, based on Agustin s examination of historical movements to define sex work, and her field work in Spain among migrant sex workers and those attempting to help them, it was an excellent reminder of the agency of people everyone and the need to let them define themselves, even if that definition is not I one that I a As someone in the helping profession, this critique of helpers who refuse to examine or are unaware of their own constructed realities and interests was at times hard to read However, based on Agustin s examination of historical movements to define sex work, and her field work in Spain among migrant sex workers and those attempting to help them, it was an excellent reminder of the agency of people everyone and the need to let them define themselves, even if that definition is not I one that I am always comfortable with.Historical contexts and notions of ethnocentrism and otherness are at play whenever we attempt to save someone This is not an argument to never be involved in helping others, but rather Agustin challenges us to examine our own self interests at play in those actions and to ensure that those we are helping actually want and are in charge of defining the help we are offering We are not operatin...


  9. says:

    Not sure if this book is groundbreaking but it certainly is a unique and well documented look at women who migrate to become sex workers Laura Augustin has a Ph.D and a refreshing attitude toward what has become called trafficking but which she shows is often the best choice a woman in the global South has of supporting herself and her family She really goes after the canard that all migrating sex workers are controlled by vicious pimps and that none of them are economic migrants looking fo Not sure if this book is groundbreaking but it certainly is a unique and well documented look at women who migrate to become sex workers Laura Augustin has a Ph.D and a refreshing attitude toward what has become called trafficking but which she shows is often the best choice a woman in the global South has of supporting herself and her family She really goes after the canard that all migrating sex workers are controlled by vicious pimps and that none of them are economic migrants lookin...


  10. says:

    This book shatters many myths about sex workers that all sex workers are victims, that migrant sex workers are all trafficked, and that all men who use their services are exploitative and perverted Many of these myths come from feminist theory and moralizing, rather than research of what actually happens in the real world This author uncovers this research, and exposes the self interest of many of the organizations that claim to help these victims, who in most cases never asked for their he This book shatters many myths about sex workers that all sex workers are victims, that migrant sex workers are all trafficked, and that all men who use their services are exploitative and perverted Many of these myths come from feminist theory and moralizing, rather than research of what actually happens in the r...

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