University of Alberta Press

Book details

Publication date: February 2015
Features: 14 B&W illustrations, notes, bibliography, appendices, index
Keywords: Sex Work;Racism;Women's Studies;Media Studies
Subject(s): POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / City Planning & Urban Development, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Globalization, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies, Sex Work;Racism;Women's Studies;Media Studies, Political Science, Urban Studies, Gender Studies
Publisher(s): The University of Alberta Press

Shawna Ferris. Shawna Ferris is Assistant Professor at the University of Manitoba. She teaches and researches in the areas of sex work/prostitution studies, critical race studies, and violence against women, with an emphasis on representation and resistance.

Amy Lebovitch.

"'Why did the murder of 14 white, educated women at École Polytechnique in 1989 inspire parliamentary outrage and a legislative response from the Department of Justice, while the 'disappearance' of 65 poor, mainly Aboriginal women in Vancouver was treated as a police matter?.. Canada tolerates no capital punishment but has been oddly indifferent to the death penalty meted out to 'missing' women, Ferris writes... Street Sex Work shocks. It is also insightful and dark and worthwhile for any reader who is not afraid to dive in the deep end." [Full review at]

Holly Doan, Blacklock's Reporter

Manitoba Book Awards / Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book, Canada
Scholarly and Academic Book Award, Alberta Book Awards, Book Publishers Association of Alberta, Canada
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