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Sarah Jane Blithe, Anna Wiederhold Wolfe, and Breanna Mohr

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781479859290

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479859290.001.0001

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Managing Work-Life Commitments in Legal Prostitution

Managing Work-Life Commitments in Legal Prostitution

Chapter:
(p.171) 8 Managing Work-Life Commitments in Legal Prostitution
Source:
Sex and Stigma
Author(s):

Sarah Jane Blithe

Anna Wiederhold Wolfe

Breanna Mohr

Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479859290.003.0009

In this chapter, the authors present data from participants about how legal prostitutes manage work and life boundaries. They argue that work-life management practices are different for stigmatized workers because they must cope with occupational stigma by segmenting work and life realms in acutely distinct ways. The data revealed that work-life boundaries are disciplined by legal mythologies and ambiguities surrounding worker restrictions, occupational ideologies of “work now, life later,” and perceived and experienced effects of community-based stigma. These legal, occupational, and community constructs ultimately privilege organizations’ and external communities’ interests, while individual dirty workers carry the weight of stigma.

Keywords:   Prostitution, Sex work, Brothels, Work life balance, Stigma, Dirty work

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