Legal Constructions of Body Work

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


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.
How to Cite
StewartA. (2014). Legal Constructions of Body Work. feminists@law, 4(1).
Gendering Labour Law