By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Politics & Government Week -- A new study on Law Reviews is now available. According to news reporting originating in Nottingham, United Kingdom, by VerticalNews editors, the research stated, "This article draws from interview material with sex worker rights activists in London, and sex work scholarship, to explore the demand for labour rights for sex workers and erotic dancers. I argue that there are two positions visible in activism and scholarship, which I term liberal' and materialist."
The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the University of Nottingham, "Whilst the former posits that the problem with sex work is insufficient mainstreaming of commercial sex within the labour market, the latter stresses the need for protections and freedoms from the labour market and repressive criminal and immigration laws. I suggest that these two perspectives need to be thought together. To this end, for the first time in the UK context I ask what labour rights can do for erotic dancers and indoor-based sex workers. I argue that, whilst labour law may offer some level of protection, both forms of commercial sexual service are ultimately unmanageable and that the strategy of securing individual labour rights suffers from several limitations. In the final part, I map the materialist frames onto broader feminist citizenship debates."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "I ask whether these models can deliver the protections sought and tentatively propose that a feminist-oriented demand for a basic income may be of use to the sex worker rights movement today."
For more information on this research see: Unmanageable Work, (Un) liveable Lives: The UK Sex Industry, Labour Rights and the Welfare State. Social & Legal Studies, 2013;22(4):465-488. Social & Legal Studies can be contacted at: Sage Publications Ltd, 1 Olivers Yard, 55 City Road, London EC1Y 1SP, England. (Sage Publications - www.sagepub.com/; Social & Legal Studies - sls.sagepub.com)
Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting K. Cruz, University of Nottingham, Dept. of Law, Nottingham NG7 2RD, United Kingdom.
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