INDEx
abjection: use of term, 53, 208n16;
abject- as-self, 53; abjected prosti-
tution, 16, 18–19; abject violence,
18–19, 20, 30; economic abjection,
48–49, 78, 193; migration and, 52–53,
208n16; oppression of women as,
18–22, 201–3; public space and, 52–53
abolitionist discourse: use of term, 7,
13–16; agency and, 197–201; anti-
abolitionism, 7–8, 10–13; children,
6–7, 18, 149–50, 199–201, 215n18,
228n2; consent, 11–12, 31–32; the
female body and, 192, 198; feminist
debates on, 13–16, 17–22; migration/
migrants and, 203–5; nongovern-
mental organizations and, 149–50,
160–61, 168, 176, 179; policy frame-
works, 10–13, 133, 199; poverty and,
203–5; sexual commerce as spatially
determined, 17–22, 30; sexual slavery
and, 7–8, 18–22, 209n24; traffick-
ing and, 10–13, 132–33; underage/
child prostitution, 6–7, 18, 149–50,
199–201, 215n18, 228n2; victim
framework, 145, 160–61, 168, 181–84;
violence conflated with prostitution,
7–8, 148–49, 198, 201–3
Abu- Lughod, Lila, 199
Agarwal, Bina, 74
agency: use of term, 198–99; abolition-
ist discourse and, 197–201; as choice,
162–63, 198–201; conflation of
agency/resistance, 194–96, 199; con-
sent, 11–12, 31–32; criminalization
and, 200–201; free will vs., 198–99;
livelihood strategies and, 145,
197–99; majburi (constraint), 124–28,
173, 197–99, 221n5; migration and,
31–33, 197–98, 212n62; stigma and,
200–201; of underage sex workers,
199–201; victim framework and,
190–91, 198–99; worker assessment
of viability of sex work, 124–28
Ahearn, Laura, 198
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