"Coming soon to your city:" independent mobile sex workers managing the risks and stigma of doing sex work in Canada

Leendertse, Nikola (2014) "Coming soon to your city:" independent mobile sex workers managing the risks and stigma of doing sex work in Canada. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

This research employs sex work theory to interpret the experiences of independent mobile female sex workers in the Canadian sex trade. This thesis argues that employment-related mobility and independent worker status are central in both the risk and ideology management of independent mobile sex workers. Mobility and independent worker status contribute to the risk management of independent mobile sex workers in Canada in many ways including: avoiding saturated markets that have a greater supply of sex workers than the current demand of clients, creating a unique market niche, establishing safer working conditions, and generally allowing for economic success in the sex trade. Altogether, the workers’ status as independent mobile sex workers allows the women in this study to manage the risks of doing sex work that threaten their physical health and safety, and emotional and social well-being.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/8208
Item ID: 8208
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 204-226).
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Gender Studies
Date: September 2014
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Prostitutes--Mental health--Canada; Women migrant labor--Mental health--Canada; Prostitution--Risk assessment--Canada; Labor mobility--Canada

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