Ethnographic Research on the Sex Industry: The Ambivalence of Ethical Guidelines

@inproceedings{Wildt2016EthnographicRO,
  title={Ethnographic Research on the Sex Industry: The Ambivalence of Ethical Guidelines},
  author={R. D. Wildt},
  year={2016}
}
Highly symbolic and stereotypical images of victims of trafficking and ‘voluntary’ sex workers are often at the core of debates about the sex industry. Empirical studies show that such images rarely correspond with lived experiences. Ethnographic research aimed at understanding the experience of people directly involved in the sex industry is, therefore, imperative. However, conducting research in premises where prostitution is taking place raises ethical and safety concerns for both the… Expand
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