Title

Sexual Commerce: Troubling Meanings, Policies, and Practices

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-13-2019

Publication Title

Sexuality Research and Social Policy

First page number:

1

Last page number:

3

Abstract

This special issue on Sexual Commerce: Troubling Meanings, Policies, and Practices aims to intervene in contemporary debates over the marketplace of sex for sale by presenting new research on trends in commercialized sex and its regulation, as embedded in wider social, political, and economic practices. As the global sex industry is growing in size and visibility, new forms of commercial sexual exchange are emerging as a problem of governance, internationally and nationally. Here, we explore and interrogate laws and policies as inseparable dimensions of social relations that operate alongside other discourses and practices (Scoular 2015), and as firmly embedded in the power dynamics of global economic structures.

Disciplines

Gender and Sexuality | Politics and Social Change | Social Control, Law, Crime, and Deviance | Work, Economy and Organizations

Language

English

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