‘In what ways can sexuality be understood as related to ‘exchange’ and work?

‘In what ways can sexuality be understood as related to ‘exchange’ and work?

Key Materials:
– Additional Materials
– Sex as Work and Sex Work – Augustin (https://www.jacobinmag.com/2012/05/sex-as-work-and-sex-work/)
– Save us from Our Saviours (http://saveusfromsaviours.net/?page_id=126)

Key readings:
– Augustin, L. (2012) Sex as Work and Sex Work. In, Jacobin
Available at URL: http://jacobinmag.com/2012/05/sex-as-work-and-sex-work/
– Hunter, M. (2002) The Materiality of Everyday Sex: Thinking Beyond ‘Prostitution’. In, African Studies, Volume 61, Issue 1, Pages 99-120.
Available at URL: http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~mhunter/afstudiesmh.pdf
– Lorway, R., Reza-Paul, S., and Pasha, A. (2009) On Becoming a Male Sex Worker in Mysore: Sexual Subjectivity, “Empowerment,” and Community-Based HIV Prevention

Research. In, Medical Anthropology Quarterly Volume 23, Issue 2 Pages 142–160

Additional Readings:
– Augustin, L. (2012) The Cultural Study of Commercial Sex, In, Sexualities, Volume 8, Issue 5, Pages 618-631
– Augustin, L. (2006) The Disappearing of a Migration Category: Migrants Who Sell Sex. In, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Volume 32, Issue 1, Pages 29-47
– Boyce, P. and Isaacs, G. An Exploratory Study of the Social Contexts, Practices and Risks of Men Who Sell Sex in Southern and Eastern Africa (this report was

produced for the UN and will soon appear in print) URL: http://www.irinnews.org/pdf/Exploratory%20Study%20of%20the%20Social%20Contexts,%20Practices%20and%20Risks%20of

– Cornwall, A. (2012) Indian sex workers a shining example of women’s empowerment. Guardian Blog – URL: http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/poverty-

– Day, S. (2010) The Re-emergence of Trafficking: Sex work between slavery and freedom. In, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, Issue 16, Pages 816-834
– Day, S. (2009) Renewing the War on Prostitution: Issues of ‘Trafficking’ and ‘Slavery.’ In. Anthropology Today, Volume 25, Issue 3, Pages 1-3
– Day, S., Cooper, K., Green, A., and Ward, H. (2007) Maids, Migrants and Occupational Health in the London Sex Industry. In, Anthropology and Medicine, Volume 14,

Issue 1, Pages 41-53
– Dell, S. (2005) “Ordinary” Sex, Prostitutes and Middle Class Wives: Liberalization and National Identity in India. In, Adams, Vincanne & Pigg, Stacy Eds. Sex in

Development: Science, sexuality, and Morality in Global Perspective. Durham: Duke University Press.
– Howe, C and Rigi, J. (2009) Transnationalizing Desire: Sexualizing Culture and Commodified Bodies. In, Ethnos, Volume 74, Issue 3, Pages 297 – 306 (The paper by Howe

– and other papers – is available in PDF format at URL: http://anthropology.rice.edu/Content.aspx?id=125)
– Howe, C., Zarasky, S., and Lorentenzen, L. (2009) Transgender Sex Workers and Sexual Transmigration between Guadalaja and San Francisco. In, Latin American

Perspectives, Volume 35, No. 1, Pages 31-50
– IRIN – Humanitarian News and Analysis (2011) Africa: New light shed on male sex work – URL: http://www.plusnews.org/PrintReport.aspx?ReportID=93018
– Kempadoo, K. and Doezema, J. Eds. (1998) Global Sex Workers: Rights, Resistance and Redefinition. London Routledge. (A good reader in sex work issues – all chapters

relevant to this topic. If not available in the library it is in the IDS library)
– Maximowski, S. A. (2012) A Brief History in the Anthropology of Sexuality, and Theory in the Field of Women’s Sex Work. In, Totem: The University of Western Ontario

Journal of Anthropology, Volume 20, Issue 1, Pages 1-13.
Available at URL: http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1244&context=totem
– Paulo Longo Research Initiative: New directions in sex work research. Website: http://www.plri.org
– Sterry, D. H. (2011 – January 5th) A Conversation With the Naked Anthropologist About Sex Trafficking. The Huffington Post. Available at URL:



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