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Sex Worker Unionization

Global Developments, Challenges and Possibilities

Authors: Gall, G.

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Sex Worker Unionisation examines the challenges and opportunities offered by unionisation for Sex Workers. Exploring unionisation projects undertaken by Sex Workers in most major economies, this ground-breaking study shows how sex-workers have collectively sought to control and organise their work and working lives by co-determining the wage-effort with their de facto employers. It highlights the range of significant obstacles that have impeded their progress, including owner hostility, state regulation and the sway of radical feminism that is present in many unions. Outlining a more efficacious model for sex worker unionisation based upon combining occupation unionism and social movement unionism, this pioneering and controversial new book offers an important study of business organization in a unique industry.

About the authors

Gregor Gall is Professor of Industrial Relations at University of Bradford School of Management, UK. He has authored and edited more than fifteen books on union and industrial relations including Sex Worker Union Organizing: An International Study (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006)

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“Gall (Univ. of Bradford, UK) provides examples, challenges, and economic possibilities of efforts to unionize sex workers throughout the globe. Gall’s academic book is based on interviews with union organizers and research focusing on leading industrial relations and economics journals. … it did succeed at presenting women as laborers trying to make changes in their occupational environment. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals.” (G. E. Kaupins, Choice, Vol. 54 (3), November, 2016)


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eBook £59.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-32013-1
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sex Worker Unionization
Book Subtitle
Global Developments, Challenges and Possibilities
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-32014-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137320148
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-32013-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 226
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