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Sex Work

 ISSUES IN CONTEMPORARY INDIAN FEMINISM- VOLUME 7

Summary

 Sex Work focuses on the specificities of debates around sex work in the Indian women's movement over the last decade: the influence of international abolitionism and public health campaigns vs. the construction of sex work as a violation of human rights and women’s right to equality and freedom from exploitation. It offers a serious engagement with different approaches to regulating sex work, from recommendations for increased criminalisation, partial decriminalisation or legalisation involving registration and compulsory health checks for sex workers.

The book comprises four major sections: colonial legal histories of sex work; post-independence feminist debates on sex work; some contemporary ethnographies of sex work; and the mobilisational politics of sex workers themselves. It also includes documents and manifestos from the sex workers' movement.

 



Editor: Prabha Kotiswaran
Year: 2011
Price: Rs. 650
Binding: Hardcover
Pages:
Dimensions: 8.5 in x 5.5 in
Publisher: Women Unlimited
ISBN 13: 9788188965656

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