As the labour market continues to exploit workers by offering precarious, low-paid and temporary jobs, for some duality offers much needed flexibility and staves off poverty.
Based on extensive empirical work, this book illustrates contemporary accounts of individuals taking extraordinary risks to hold jobs in both sex industries and non-sex work employment. It also opens a dialogue about how sex industries are stratified in the UK in terms of race and culture against the backdrop of Brexit.
Debunking stereotypes of sex workers and challenging our stigmatisation of them, this book makes an invaluable contribution to discourses about work, society and future policy.
Raven Bowen is the CEO of National Ugly Mugs (NUM), a UK-wide sex worker safety charity, and co-founder of ‘Sex, Work, Law and Society’ (CRN#6) with the Law and Society Association (LSA), USA.
Introduction Part One: ‘You Might As Well Just Hang Up Your Bra and Go Home.’ ~ Helen
Introduction Part Two: The Contributors
‘You Can’t Make a Living Doing Porn’ ~ Laith
‘I Am the Same Me in Bookings As I Am Out’ ~ Sage
‘I Was an Escort on a Bike’ ~ Kora
‘It Will Be Good for British Girls Because Less Europeans Coming Into the Industry’ ~ Darcy
‘I Was Outed in One of the Tabloid Newspapers…’ ~ Anonymous
‘They Are Both Shitty Jobs…Because I’m Not Free.’ ~ Sierra
‘Don’t Urinate on My Back and Tell Me It’s Raining!’