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Red Light Labour

Sex Work Regulation, Agency, and Resistance

In 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in Canada v Bedford that key prostitution laws were unconstitutional. Red Light Labour addresses the new legal regime regulating sex work by analyzing how laws and those who uphold them have constructed, controlled, and criminalized sex workers, their clients, and their workspaces. This groundbreaking collection also offers nuanced interpretations of commercial sexual labour from the perspectives of workers, activists, and researchers. The contributors highlight the struggle for civic and social inclusion by considering sex workers' advocacy tactics, successes, and challenges. A timely legal, policy, and social analysis of sex work in Canada.

About the Author

Elya M. Durisin holds a PhD in political science from York University. Emily van der Meulen is associate professor of criminology at Ryerson University. Chris Bruckert is professor of criminology at the University of Ottawa. Contributors: Sarah Beer, Brenda Belak, Isabelle Bhola, Steven Bittle, John Bryans, Nora Butler Burke, Jenn Clamen, Alison Clancey, Chanelle Gallant, Kara Gillies, Stacey Hannem, Elizabeth James, Ummni Khan, Andrea Krusi, Elene Lam, Victoria Love, Gayle MacDonald, Kimberly Mackenzie, Robyn Maynard, Hayli Millar, Tamara O'Doherty, Morgan M. Page, Kerry Porth, Menaka Raguparan, River Redwood, Becki Ross, Naomi Sayers, Valerie Scott, Frances M. Shaver, Andrea Sterling, SWUAV (Sex Workers United Against Violence), Mariana Valverde, and Laura Winters
UBC Press

9780774838238 : red-light-labour-durisin
336 Pages
$95.00 USD

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