Resources about Sex Work


Media and Internet Resources:

Drug Use: "Outcasts Among Outcasts" 

Respectability Politics

Also, there was a big hoopla over at T&S about "Extras Girls" (strippers who give "extras" such as handjobs at strip clubs).  It became one of the most hotly debated issues and you can see stratification at work, specifically, between strippers who don't do extras, strippers who do, and those who trade sex for money (those who are traditionally called "prostitutes").

 The Naked Anthropologist

Dr Laura Agustín on Migration, Trafficking and the Rescue Industry:

A list of resources recommended by Dr. Brooke Magnanti:

An interview with activist (sex workers rights, homeless youth, anti-trafficking, anti-criminalization/PIC/justice reform, etc.) Magalie Lerman:

 A piece about the misleading language surrounding the 2013 Les Miserables movie:

Jordan Flaherty, who published the piece on Project ROSE that Al Jazeera English took down after he posted it, on censorship from his media bosses:

 And here is an Australian sex worker on exploitation by the Australian media:

 Melissa Gira Grant's list of the best sex work writing of 2013: 

Analysis of a survey of sex workers in Ukraine on police abuses:

 Remembering Andrew Hunter (active in Australian sex worker rights since the 1980s, started APNSW in 1994, founding member of the NSWP):

 From his tumblr:

 White Savior Cat explains the Nordic Model:

A skit on 'activist whoredom':

 Perspectives on those who have made it their mission in this life to impose their sexual fetish off onto the rest of us by the criminalization of our labor:  


Scholarly Resources:

 Bernstein, Elizabeth. 2007. Temporarily Yours: Intimacy, Authenticity, and the Commerce of Sex. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

 Campbell, Rebecca; Ahrens, Courtney E.; Sefl, Tracy. 2003. “The Relationship Between Adult Sexual Assault and Prostitution: An Exploratory Analysis.” Violence & Victims  18: 299-317.

Cobbina, Jennifer E. and Oselin, Sharon S. 2011. “It's Not Only for the Money: An Analysis of Adolescent versus Adult Entry into Street Prostitution.” Sociological Inquiry 81: 310-32.

 Dalla, Rochelle L. 2000. “Exposing the “pretty woman” myth: a qualitative examination of the lives of female streetwalking prostitutes.” Journal of Sex Research 37: 344-353.

Farmer, Amy; Horowitz, Andrew W. 2013. “Prostitutes, Pimps, and Brothels: Intermediaries, Information, and Market Structure in Prostitution Markets.” Southern Economic Journal 79: 513-528.

 King, Dan. 2012. Hookernomics: The Business of Sex. eBook.

 Kotrla, Kimberly. 2010. “Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking in the United States.” Social Work  55: 181-87.  

Logan, Trevon D. 2010. “Personal Characteristics, Sexual Behaviors, and Male Sex Work: A Quantitative Approach.” American Sociological Review 75: 679-704.

 Luckenbill, David. 1986. “Deviant Career Mobility: The Case of Male Prostitutes.” Social Problems 33: 283-96.

 Maxwell, Sheila Royo; Maxwell, Christopher D 2000. “Examining the “criminal careers” of prostitutes within the nexus of drug use, drug selling, and other illicit activities.” Criminology 38: 787-809.

 Miller, Jody. 1995. “Gender and Power on the Streets: Street Prostitution in the Era of Crack Cocaine.” Journal of Contemporary Ethnography 23: 427-52.

 Monto, Martin A. 2001. “Prostitution and Fellatio.” Journal of Sex Research 38: 140-45.

Monto, Martin A. 2004. “Female Prostitution, Customers, and Violence.” Violence Against Women 10: 160-188.

 Muftić, Lisa R. and Finn, Mary A. 2013. “Health Outcomes Among Women Trafficked for Sex in the United States.” Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 28: 1859-85.

 Norton-Hawk, Maureen. 2004. “A Comparison of Pimp- and Non-Pimp-Controlled Women.” Violence Against Women 10: 189-194.

 Oselin, Sharon S. 2010. “Weighing the consequences of a deviant career: Factors leading to an exit from prostitution.” Sociological Perspectives 53: 527-49.

 Raphael, Jody. 2004. “Violence in the Sex Trade Industry.” Violence Against Women 10: 123-194.

 Raphael, Jody; Shapiro, Deborah L. 2004. “Violence in Indoor and Outdoor Prostitution Venues.” Violence Against Women 10: 126-139.

 Ratner, Mitchell S., ed. 1993. Crack pipe as pimp: an ethnographic investigation of sex-for-crack exchanges. New York: Lexington Books.

 Smith, Michael D., Grov, Christian, and Seal, David W. 2008. “Agency-Based Male Sex Work: A Descriptive Focus on Physical, Personal, and Social Space.” Journal of Men's Studies 16: 193-210.

Sterk, Claire E.; Elifson, Kirk W.; German, Danielle. 2000. “Female crack users and their sexual relationships: the role of sex-for-crack exchanges. Journal of Sex Research 37: 354-360.

 Walker-Rodriguez, Amanda; Hill, Rodney. 2011. “Human Sex Trafficking.” FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, 80: p1-9.

 Walls, N. Eugene; Bell, Stephanie. 2011. “Correlates of Engaging in Survival Sex among Homeless Youth and Young Adults.” Journal of Sex Research 48: 423-36.

 Weitzer, Ronald. 2007. “The Social Construction of Sex Trafficking: Ideology and Institutionalization of a Moral Crusade.” Politics & Society, 35: 447-75.

 Williamson, Celia and Terry Cluse-Tolar. 2002. “Pimp-Controlled Prostitution: Still an Integral Part of Street Life.” Violence Against Women 1074-1092.