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Sex at the Margins: Migration, Labour Markets, and the Rescue Industry | [Laura Agustin]

Sex at the Margins: Migration, Labour Markets, and the Rescue Industry

This groundbreaking book explodes several myths: that selling sex is completely different from any other kind of work; that migrants who sell sex are passive victims; and that the multitude of people out to save them are without self-interest. Laura Agustín argues that the label 'trafficked' does not accurately describe migrants' lives and that the 'rescue industry' disempowers them.
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This groundbreaking book explodes several myths: that selling sex is completely different from any other kind of work; that migrants who sell sex are passive victims; and that the multitude of people out to save them are without self-interest. Laura Agustín argues that the label 'trafficked' does not accurately describe migrants' lives and that the 'rescue industry' disempowers them.

Based on extensive research amongst migrants who sell sex and social helpers, Sex at the Margins provides a radically different analysis. Frequently, says Agustín, migrants make rational choices to travel and work in the sex industry. Although they are treated like a marginalised group they form part of the dynamic global economy. Both powerful and controversial, this book is essential listening for all those who want to understand the increasingly important relationship between sex markets, migration and the desire for social justice.

©2007 Laura Agustin (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Susie Santa Cruz, CA, United States 01-04-13
    Susie Santa Cruz, CA, United States 01-04-13 Member Since 2012

    I'm Audible's first Editor-at-Large, the host of In Bed with Susie Bright -- and a longtime author, editor, journo, and bookworm. I listen to audio when I'm cooking, playing cards, knitting, going to bed, waking up, driving, and putting other people's kids to bed! My favorite audiobooks, ever, are: "True Grit" and "The Dog of the South."

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    "The Rescue Industry is Built on Sex Worker's Backs"

    Agustín has almost singlehandedly changed the international debate about the definition and exploitation of the “sex trafficking” world as it is manipulated and exploited by NGOs, the Rescue Industry and major political players.

    The corruption and disassembling that is going in the name of “saving victims” is truly shocking, and that's why this book has been on every feminist, public policy, and migrant rights desk since its first appearance.

    Whatever Agustín does next, Margins will remain as the classic that started the fireworks. As far as I'm concerned, this book is the vanguard of feminism and the bleeding edge of migration consciousness

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    endlessemma 04-25-14
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    "Who is this guy?!?!"

    I am sure that this is a great book. I have read related works (most recently "sex slaves and discourse masters"), and was very excited to be able to download this one in audio format. But the narrator is terrible! So bad I couldn't listen to more than 10 minutes. He sounds like a robot giving a lecture on Hamlet. Totally removes any feeling and personality from the prose, instead substituting a sort of cold pretension.

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