Sex at the Margins: Migration, Labour Markets and the Rescue Industry
Book by Laura María Agustín
Reviewed by Lynel Long
Lynel Long, an independent consultant, reviews Sex at the Margins: Migration, Labour Markets and the Rescue Industry. The book argues that social helpers (policymakers, NGOs, religious personnel, etc.) often overlook the agency of migrant women who are involved in sex work, and portray them solely as victims. The author highlights that many young women are not misled, but rather travel to work in the sex industry to improve their lives through financial benefits and security. In this sense, traveling to engage in the sex industry can be a way that some women project agency over their lives rather than simply be victimized.
Read the book review at https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1747-7379.2007.00096.x.