For decades, stigma researchers and activists have used the concept of stigma to understand the myriad ways in which sex workers face socioeconomic exclusion, violence, and other forms of marginalization. Countless researchers across a wide variety of academic fields have built upon Erving Goffman’s original (1963) articulation of this concept by emphasizing stigma’s complex and multidimensional nature to note that stigmatization entails very real adverse effects at both the individual and structural levels in the form of socioeconomic marginalization, institutionalization of discriminatory norms through law and public policy, and adverse health outcomes (Benoit et al. 2018; Evans-Lacko et al. 2012; Hatzenbuehler and Link 2014).
|Title of host publication||Routledge International Handbook of Sex Industry Research|
|Editors||Susan Dewey, Isabel Crowhurst, Chimaraoke Izugbara|
|Place of Publication||Abingdon Oxon UK|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|