The Social Construction of Sex Trafficking: Ideology and Institutionalization of a Moral Crusade

@article{Weitzer2007TheSC,
  title={The Social Construction of Sex Trafficking: Ideology and Institutionalization of a Moral Crusade},
  author={Ronald Weitzer},
  journal={Politics & Society},
  year={2007},
  volume={35},
  pages={447 - 475}
}
  • Ronald Weitzer
  • Published 2007
  • Sociology, Political Science
  • Politics & Society
The issue of sex trafficking has become increasingly politicized in recent years due to the efforts of an influential moral crusade. This article examines the social construction of sex trafficking (and prostitution more generally) in the discourse of leading activists and organizations within the crusade, and concludes that the central claims are problematic, unsubstantiated, or demonstrably false. The analysis documents the increasing endorsement and institutionalization of crusade ideology… Expand
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