Julia O’Connell Davidson and Bridget Anderson, “The Market for Migrant Domestic and Sex Workers: Research Report” (2006) Economic and Social Research Council, Reference No. R000239794
The study explored attitudes towards, and experience of, the markets for migrant domestic and sex workers in the UK and Spain through a combination of interview and survey research. The interviews were structured around a standard set of topics, and examined respondents’ attitudes towards gender, race/ethnicity, age, and domestic work/commercial sex. It aimed to examine continuities and discontinuities between domestic work and sex work, paying particular attention to the role of the social/cultural imagination in constructing a market for migrant workers and questions about how this demand relates to broader socially tolerated attitudes towards race, gender, age and sexuality, and to make a contribution to current theorizing on gender, nationality, global interdependence, age, racial/ethnic identities and the complex intersections among these systems.
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