I am indebted to the women who shared their stories with me for this project, and to my research partners in China who facilitated access to them. Jon Goldberg-Hiller, David T. Johnson, and four reviewers provided feedback that improved this article in important ways. I am grateful for thoughtful suggestions from Sarah Boittin, Jennifer A. Choo, Jordan Gans-Morse, Matt Grossmann, Miguel de Figueiredo, Rongbin Han, Robert M. Kagan, Amalia D. Kessler, Kevin J. O'Brien, Seung-Youn Oh, Deborah L. Rhode, Rachel E. Stern, Christopher Sullivan, Steven K. Vogel, and Toni Wang. I also wish to thank participants at the 2012 Workshop on Human Trafficking at the University of Goettingen, the 2012 Berkeley-Stanford Contemporary China Network Meeting, and the 2011 Law and Society Association Meeting for commenting on earlier versions of this article. The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship and the National Science Foundation provided financial support for this article.
New Perspectives from the Oldest Profession: Abuse and the Legal Consciousness of Sex Workers in China
Article first published online: 1 MAY 2013
© 2013 Law and Society Association
Law & Society Review
Volume 47, Issue 2, pages 245–278, June 2013
How to Cite
Boittin, M. L. (2013), New Perspectives from the Oldest Profession: Abuse and the Legal Consciousness of Sex Workers in China. Law & Society Review, 47: 245–278. doi: 10.1111/lasr.12016
- Issue published online: 1 MAY 2013
- Article first published online: 1 MAY 2013
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