Some of Them, They Do Right; Some of Them, They Do Wrong’: Moral Ambiguity and the Criteria for Help Among Street Sex Workers.”
Debates surrounding criminalization and legalization are often polarized and occur without including the experiences and expertise of street sex workers. This article places street workers at the center of this conversation and offers perspectives on how these women can "get help" in the context of a system that criminalizes sex work. Drawing upon an ethnographic study conducted in a large city in the southwestern United States, I rhetorically analyze how street workers talk about these issues, thereby illuminating the contradictions and complicated existence of sex work while providing insights into how these systems might be rehabilitated.
State University of New York at Cortland
McCracken, Jill. “‘Some of Them, They Do Right; Some of Them, They Do Wrong’: Moral Ambiguity and the Criteria for Help Among Street Sex Workers.” Wagadu. 8. (Spring 2010): 189-216
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