Realising Justice for Sex Workers : An Agenda for Change, Hardback Book

Realising Justice for Sex Workers : An Agenda for Change Hardback

Edited by Sharron A. FitzGerald, Kathryn McGarry

Part of the Global Political Economies of Gender and Sexuality series


  • Information


In the past two decades, feminist politics on prostitution has become more polarised and ideological.

On the one hand, those on the radical spectrum of feminist politics have fought long and hard to criminalise sex purchase with the intention of ultimately abolishing prostitution.

Other feminists have lobbied the state to recognise and institutionalise sex workers' human rights.

The collection is both a critical intervention in and a re-orientation of the schism in contemporary feminist prostitution politics.

Contributors will use this schism as a platform from which to challenge current debates, and 'think' an alternative sex worker-centred politics for social justice.

By placing sex workers' lived experiences of prostitution at the centre of the conversation, the book rejects the hegemony of neo-abolitionism as the solution to the 'problem' of sex work.

The book brings international, trans-disciplinary scholars together to address a rights-based agenda for sex work law and policy and consequently for sex workers' lives.

This collection offers an invaluable resource on the subject of how sex workers experience injustices and how we can mitigate this globally through a transformative vision of social justice.