Sex Worker Unionization

Global Developments, Challenges and Possibilities

  • GregorĀ Gall

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Gregor Gall
    Pages 1-17
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    Pages 18-24
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    Pages 79-95
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    Pages 96-114
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    Pages 115-143
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    Pages 144-156
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    Pages 157-172
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    Pages 173-187
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 188-226

About this book


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.


Unionisation Sex Worker Organization Economics Sociology organization organizations Sex

Authors and affiliations

  • GregorĀ Gall
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Bradford School of ManagementUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-67257-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-32014-8
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