Taxing Sex Work: Experiences and Negotiations with Fiscal Laws and Practices

Dr Isabel Crowhurst (Department of Sociology) hosts a one day seminar presenting the findings of Independent Social Research Foundation (UK) Project.

  • Thu 23 May 19

    11:00 - 17:30

  • Colchester Campus

    Essex Business School, Room 2.66

  • Event speaker

    Dr Isabel Crowhurst

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    Department Seminar

  • Event organiser

    Sociology, Department of

  • Contact details

    Dr Isabel Crowhurst

Join the Department of Sociology and host Dr Isabel Crowhurst for a one day seminar exploring the nexus, between taxation regulations and prostitution.

Dr Isabel Crowhurst, and guests Associate Professor, Milena ChimientiAlexandra OliveiraMarjan Wijers and Professor Ann Mumford, will discuss findings of the Independent Social Research Foundation (UK) project "Comparing the taxation of prostitution in Europe; experiences and negotiations with laws and fiscal arrangements, the challenges it entailed and insights that emerged from its comparative analysis of Italy, Portugal and Switzerland". 

When looking at the increasingly composite and dynamic ways in which prostitution is approached in any one country, a wide examination of laws and policies is needed to gain a comprehensive understanding of their intended or unintended effects of how they affect the lives of sex workers. Just looking at prostitution laws is not enough to understand the governance of prostitution and its impacts.  The afternoon session will consist of a roundtable discussion with representatives from sex worker organisations and sex worker rights advocates, followed by commentary from a critical taxation scholar.

The seminar is part of an open seminar, hosted by Dr Isabel Crowhurst from the Department of Sociology

The seminar is free and open to all. Limited places available, book your place now.

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