Legal Constructions of Body Work

Stewart, Ann. 2014. “Legal Constructions of Body Work.” Feminists@law 4 (1) (February 22).


This chapter explores the way in which two examples of body work – the labour involved in caring for the vulnerable elderly and in providing commercial sex – are regulated. It highlights the challenges that body work presents for labour law and exposes the wider conceptual limitations that this area of law faces in a consumer based market economy in which the boundaries between production and social reproduction are being reconstituted.

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