Legal Constructions of Body Work

  • Ann Stewart University of Warwick
Keywords: body work, sex work, care work, labour regulation, social reproduction

Abstract

This chapter explores the way in which two examples of body work - the labour involved in caring for the vulnerable elderly and in providing commercial sex - are regulated. It highlights the challenges that body work presents for labour law and exposes the wider conceptual limitations that this area of law faces in a consumer based market economy in which the boundaries between production and social reproduction are being reconstituted.

Author Biography

Ann Stewart, University of Warwick
Associate Professor and Reader, Law School, University of Warwick, UK.
Published
2014-02-22
How to Cite
Stewart, A. (2014). Legal Constructions of Body Work. feminists@law, 4(1). Retrieved from https://journals.kent.ac.uk/index.php/feministsatlaw/article/view/96
Section
Gendering Labour Law