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Making Work, Making Trouble


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Deborah Brock is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at York University. She is the author of Making Work, Making Trouble: The Social Regulation of Sexual Labour, Second Edition (2009), co-editor of Power and Everyday Practices (2012), and editor of Making Normal: Social Regulation in Canada (2003).


'One of the book's strengths is that Brock considers not only the actions of the courts and law enforcement, but also economic shifts, the role of media reporting and the construction of Canada's often invisible social classes ... Making Work, Making Trouble is an important addition to the Canadian literature on sex work, providing a critical base with which to consider other works ... By crafting her argument in careful and direct prose, Brock illuminates the issues.' -- Dan Allman, The Globe and Mail 'This book has everything you ever wanted to know about prostitution in Canada. Indeed, it might even answer questions you were too ill-informed to ask ... This is an encyclopedic book on Canada's futile attempts to design social policy which might otherwise humanely and effectively regulate the sex trades and protect its workers. It is also an excellent social history ... Deborah Brock begs us to reject age old stereotypes.' -- Judith C. Blackwell, Canadian Journal of Sociology

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