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dc.contributor.authorHam, Julie
dc.contributor.authorGilmour, Fairleigh
dc.identifier.citationHam, J., & Gilmour, F. (2016). ‘We all have one’: Exit plans as a professional strategy in sex work. Work, Employment & Society, 31(5), 748–763. doi:
dc.description.abstractThe idea of ‘exiting’ the sex industry plays a powerful symbolic role in the feminist debates around the morality, legitimacy and regulation of sex work. Drawing on interviews with 39 women sex workers in Australia and Canada, we explore three key contrasts between dominant narratives and interventions that frame ‘exiting’ as escape from trauma or exploitation, and sex workers’ assessments of ‘exiting’ as a personal or professional strategy. First, we explore sex workers’ perceptions of sex work as temporary work. Second, we analyse the symbiosis between exit plans and current work practices. Third, we examine workers’ assessment of the value of ‘exiting’ sex work in the context of changing market forces within the sex industry, the ‘square’ labour market (or non-sex work sectors) and exiting interventions (i.e. programmes to assist workers in leaving sex work).en_NZ
dc.publisherSAGE Journalsen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofWork, Employment & Societyen_NZ
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International*
dc.subjectemployment transitionsen_NZ
dc.subjectexit plansen_NZ
dc.subjectsex worken_NZ
dc.subjectwork conditionsen_NZ
dc.subjectgender and worken_NZ
dc.title'We all have one': Exit plans as a professional strategy in sex worken_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
otago.schoolSociology, Gender & Social Worken_NZ
otago.openaccessAbstract Onlyen_NZ
dc.description.refereedPeer Revieweden_NZ
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