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Mobile Orientations: An Intimate Autoethnography of Migration, Sex Work, and Humanitarian Borders

Nicola Mai

Abstract

The book draws on unique and original research on the experiences of women, men, transgender people, minors and third party agents working in the sex industry in a variety of settings and jobs in the European Union, the Balkans and North Africa. Mobile Orientations addresses a critical issue within the transformation of global societies: the relation between the increase in migration flows, the expansion of the sex industry and the emergence of new forms of agency and exploitation. Moral panics about migrant ‘sex slaves’ being exploited in the global sex industry obfuscate the reality that onl ... More

Keywords: migration, sex work, agency, trafficking, neoliberalism, humanitarianism, autoethnography, filmmaking, Participatory methods

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780226584959
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226585147.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicola Mai, author
Kingston University