Conflict and Agency among Sex Workers and Pimps

  title={Conflict and Agency among Sex Workers and Pimps},
  author={Anthony Allen Marcus and Amber Horning and Ric Curtis and Jo Sanson and Efram Thompson},
  journal={The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science},
  pages={225 - 246}
The dominant understanding in the United States of the relationship between pimps and minors involved in commercial sex is that it is one of “child sex trafficking,” in which pimps lure girls into prostitution, then control, exploit, and brutalize them. Such narratives of oppression typically depend on postarrest testimonials by former prostitutes and pimps in punishment and rescue institutions. In contrast, this article presents data collected from active pimps, underage prostitutes, and young… 

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