Mobile Orientations : An Intimate Autoethnography of Migration, Sex Work, and Humanitarian Borders / Nicola Mai.
- Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 
1 online resource (256 pages) : 18 halftones
- Foreign workers -- Europe.
Human trafficking -- Europe.
Male prostitutes -- Europe.
Male prostitution -- Europe.
Prostitution -- Europe.
Sex workers -- Europe.
Sexual orientation -- Europe.
- Local subjects:
- Participatory methods. (search)
sex work. (search)
- In English.
- System Details:
- Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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- Despite continued public and legislative concern about sex trafficking across international borders, the actual lives of the individuals involved-and, more importantly, the decisions that led them to sex work-are too often overlooked. With Mobile Orientations, Nicola Mai shows that, far from being victims of a system beyond their control, many contemporary sex workers choose their profession as a means to forge a path toward fulfillment. Using a bold blend of personal narrative and autoethnography, Mai provides intimate portrayals of sex workers from sites including the Balkans, the Maghreb, and West Africa who decided to sell sex as the means to achieve a better life. Mai explores the contrast between how migrants understand themselves and their work and how humanitarian and governmental agencies conceal their stories, often unwittingly, by addressing them all as helpless victims. The culmination of two decades of research, Mobile Orientations sheds new light on the desires and ambitions of migrant sex workers across the world.
ONE. Intimate Autoethnography
TWO. Engaging Albanian (and Romanian) Masculinities
THREE. Selling Comidas Rapidas in Seville
FOUR. Boditarian Inscriptions
FIVE. Burning for (Mother) Europe
SIX. The Trafficking of Migration
SEVEN. Love, Exploitation, and Trafficking
EIGHT. Interviewing Agents
NINE. Ethnofictional Counter- Representations
CONCLUSION. Challenging Sexual Humanitarianism
Appendix: Research Projects and Filmography
- Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 22. Okt 2019)
- De Gruyter.
- Contained In:
- De Gruyter University Press Library.
- Publisher Number:
- 10.7208/9780226585147 doi
- Access Restriction:
- Restricted for use by site license.
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