Volume 8, Issue 1 (2010) Demystifying Sex Work and Sex WorkersSex workers throughout the world share a uniquely maligned mystique that simultaneously positions them as sexually desirable and socially stigmatized. In order to better understand how these processes function cross-culturally, ‘Demystifying Sex Work and Sex Workers’ combines thirteen articles by scholar-activists and sex workers in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Mexico, Thailand, Uganda and the U.S. that focus on the everyday lives of sex workers, broadly defined as those who exchange sexual services for something of value. Papers in this issue locate sex workers as actors and agents despite pervasive social messages and discourses to the contrary.
PARENTING AND MONEY MAKING: SEX WORK AND WOMEN’S CHOICES IN URBAN UGANDA
Janet Seeley, Sarah Nakamanya, Heiner Grosskurth, and Flavia Zalwango
Agents or Victims? Youth Sex Workers on the U.S.-Mexico Border
Our Lady of Help: Sex, Tourism and Transnational Movements in Copacabana
Thaddeus Blanchette and Ana Paula Da Silva
Writing sex work online: the case of Belle de Jour
Gender and Health: A Social Movement’s Agenda for Big Pharma
Review of Lydia’s open door: Inside Mexico’s most modern brothel by Patty Kelly, Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009.
Jenny Heineman and Barbara Brents