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Research shows that minor sex trafficking narratives do not reflect the experience of many domestic sex workers

Marcus, Anthony and Horning, Amber (2014) Research shows that minor sex trafficking narratives do not reflect the experience of many domestic sex workers. LSE American Politics and Policy (02 May 2014). Website.

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Abstract

Sex trafficking laws assume that all underage sex workers are exploited young girls who have been forced into such work by a vicious pimp. But does this actually reflect the experience of most young, domestic sex workers? Using ethnographic research from Atlantic City and New York City, Anthony Marcus and Amber Horning find that underage sex workers have much more agency in their relationships with pimps than many assume, and that sex trafficking discourses may serve to further alienate them from organizations to assist them. The authors call for academics and policy makers alike to set aside their ideological positions about sex work and to seek a deeper understanding of young people in commercial sex markets.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Authors; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2014 11:01
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2020 00:37
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58895

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