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Experiencing stigma as sex work researchers in professional and personal lives

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>03/2014
<mark>Journal</mark>Sexualities
Issue number3
Volume17
Number of pages19
Pages (from-to)329-347
<mark>State</mark>Published
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

Researchers have demonstrated the challenges associated with sex work research; negotiating the stigma attached to its subject matter, the perceived dangerousness of participants, and the barriers faced in reaching hidden populations. By reflecting upon our separate research experiences and drawing upon a body of reflexive sex work research, this article explores how, as sex work researchers, we experienced stigma not only in our professional roles as researchers, but also in our personal lives. We apply Goffman’s (1968) notion of stigma by association; and consider how stigma often associated with prostitution became transposed onto us. In particular, we compare and contrast our separate experiences of conducting sex work research to demonstrate our similar experiences of stigma by association.

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The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Sexualities, 17 (3), 2014, © SAGE Publications Ltd, 2014 by SAGE Publications Ltd at the Sexualities page:
http://sex.sagepub.com/ on SAGE Journals Online:
http://online.sagepub.com/