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By Susan Dewey,Patty Kelly

Mónica waits within the Anti-Venereal clinical carrier of the Zona Galactica, the criminal, state-run brothel the place she works in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico. Surrounded through different intercourse employees, she clutches the Sanitary regulate playing cards that deem her registered with town, disease-free, and ready to paintings. at the different aspect of the area, Min stands making a song karaoke with certainly one of her usual consumers, warily eyeing the door lest a raid by way of the anti-trafficking Public protection Bureau disrupt their night via putting one or either one of them in jail.

Whether in Mexico or China, intercourse work-related public coverage varies significantly from one neighborhood to the subsequent. various regulations dictate what's permissible, lots of them meaning to maintain intercourse employees themselves fit and loose from damage. but frequently, rules with specific ambitions prove having different consequences.

Policing excitement examines cross-cultural public regulations with regards to intercourse paintings, bringing jointly ethnographic experiences from round the world--from South Africa to India--to provide a nuanced critique of nationwide and municipal methods to regulating intercourse paintings. members supply new theoretical and methodological views that movement past already well-established debates among “abolitionists” and “sex employees’ rights advocates” to rfile either the purpose of public regulations on intercourse paintings and their real influence upon those that promote intercourse, those that purchase intercourse, and public healthiness extra ordinarily.

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