Sex Worker Unionisation: An Exploratory Study of Emerging Collective Organisation

  title={Sex Worker Unionisation: An Exploratory Study of Emerging Collective Organisation},
  author={Gregor Gall},
  journal={ERN: Labor Markets (Topic)},
  • G. Gall
  • Published 2007
  • Political Science
  • ERN: Labor Markets (Topic)
In a number of Western economies in the last two decades, sex workers have begun to organise themselves in, and be organised by, trade unions for the first time. This article examines the salient processes and outcomes of this phenomenon. It firstly explores the influence of the prostitutes’ rights movements and the emergence of the ‘sex work’ discourse where the selling of sex and sexual services are regarded as a form of ‘emotional’ or ‘erotic’ labour. The advances in sex worker union… Expand
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