Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Keywords

Sociology, prostitution, social movements, activisim, interdisciplinary, motivations, psychological characteristics

Department

Sociology

Major

Sociology

Abstract

This presentation is based on a book project providing an interdisciplinary introduction to the topic of prostitution. Nancy Kannampuzha will review the sociological literature at the intersection of social movements and prostitution. She will report on ethnographic and interview data to reveal the most commonly used rhetorical frames pro- and anti-sex work activists use when recruiting and retaining members. She will describe the assumptions and taken-for-granted moral and ethical aspects of these claims. The literature suggests that pro- and anti-sex work activists draw upon strikingly similar notions of body ownership and empowerment.

Faculty Mentor

Dan Morrison

Funding Source or Research Program

Cross Disciplinary-Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research

Presentation Session

Session A

Location

Plaza Classroom 190

Start Date

21-3-2014 5:30 PM

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Sociology Commons

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Mar 21st, 5:30 PM

Framing Sex Work Activism: A Sociological View

Plaza Classroom 190

This presentation is based on a book project providing an interdisciplinary introduction to the topic of prostitution. Nancy Kannampuzha will review the sociological literature at the intersection of social movements and prostitution. She will report on ethnographic and interview data to reveal the most commonly used rhetorical frames pro- and anti-sex work activists use when recruiting and retaining members. She will describe the assumptions and taken-for-granted moral and ethical aspects of these claims. The literature suggests that pro- and anti-sex work activists draw upon strikingly similar notions of body ownership and empowerment.