Threats, victims and unimaginable subjects of rights : a genealogy of sex worker governance in Poland

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dc.abstract.enThis paper sketches the emergence of, and shifts within, the social, legal, and political figurations of sex workers in Poland. By adopting a genealogical perspective, I investigate how sex workers have been (re)constituted as subjects of governance and unimaginable social justice claimants in legislation, political debates, and law enforcement strategies. With a broad temporal scope, this article traces continuities, transformations, and disruptions within modes of sex work governance in Poland from the adoption of the first laws relating to sex work enacted during the early 19th century to the present day. Through analysis of policy documents, scholarly work on the history of sex work policies in Poland, and personal accounts by sex workers, I identify and examine two dominant discursive and legal figurations of a sex worker: as a threat, and as a victim in need of rescue and protection. While analysing the emergence of and interplay between these two figurations, this article demonstrates how these seemingly contradictory frames of recognition gradually conjoined within 20th-century Polish sex work governance strategies, rendering sex workers unimaginable subjects of rights and social justice claimants.
dc.affiliationWydział Filozoficzny : Instytut Socjologii
dc.contributor.authorDziuban, Agata - SAP20008760
dc.date.accession2024-05-14
dc.date.accessioned2024-05-29T12:09:10Z
dc.date.available2024-05-29T12:09:10Z
dc.date.issued2024
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dc.description.abstract<jats:p>This paper sketches the emergence of, and shifts within, the social, legal, and political figurations of sex workers in Poland. By adopting a genealogical perspective, I investigate how sex workers have been (re)constituted as subjects of governance and unimaginable social justice claimants in legislation, political debates, and law enforcement strategies. With a broad temporal scope, this article traces continuities, transformations, and disruptions within modes of sex work governance in Poland from the adoption of the first laws relating to sex work enacted during the early 19th century to the present day. Through analysis of policy documents, scholarly work on the history of sex work policies in Poland, and personal accounts by sex workers, I identify and examine two dominant discursive and legal figurations of a sex worker: as a threat, and as a victim in need of rescue and protection. While analysing the emergence of and interplay between these two figurations, this article demonstrates how these seemingly contradictory frames of recognition gradually conjoined within 20th-century Polish sex work governance strategies, rendering sex workers unimaginable subjects of rights and social justice claimants.</jats:p>
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dc.description.additionalThis article is developed within the "CrimScapes: Navigating Citizenship through the European Landscapes of Criminalisation" research project, financially supported by the NORFACE Joint Research Programme on Democratic Governance in Turbulent Age and co-funded by National Science Centre, Poland and the European Commission through Horizon 2020 under grant agreement No 822166
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dc.description.volume18
dc.identifier.doi10.26522/ssj.v18i2.4382
dc.identifier.issn1911-4788
dc.identifier.project2019/01/Y/HS6/00042
dc.identifier.urihttps://ruj.uj.edu.pl/handle/item/343525
dc.identifier.weblinkhttps://journals.library.brocku.ca/index.php/SSJ/article/view/4382
dc.languageeng
dc.language.containereng
dc.rightsDodaję tylko opis bibliograficzny
dc.rights.licenceCC-BY-NC-ND
dc.share.typeotwarte czasopismo
dc.subject.ensex work
dc.subject.ensex work policy
dc.subject.enPoland
dc.subject.enfiguration of crime
dc.subject.enrecognition
dc.subject.enredistribution
dc.subject.ensocial justice
dc.subject.envictim
dc.subject.enthreat
dc.subject.plpraca seksualna
dc.subject.plpolityki dotyczące pracy seksualnej
dc.subject.plsprawiedliwość społeczna
dc.subject.plredestrybucja
dc.subject.pluznanie
dc.subject.plfigura ofiary
dc.subject.plfigura zagrożenia
dc.subject.plPolska
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dc.titleThreats, victims and unimaginable subjects of rights : a genealogy of sex worker governance in Poland
dc.title.journalStudies in Social Justice
dc.title.volumeFigures of crime : victims, criminals, and crime-fighters at the crossroads of criminalization and social justice
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dc.abstract.en
This paper sketches the emergence of, and shifts within, the social, legal, and political figurations of sex workers in Poland. By adopting a genealogical perspective, I investigate how sex workers have been (re)constituted as subjects of governance and unimaginable social justice claimants in legislation, political debates, and law enforcement strategies. With a broad temporal scope, this article traces continuities, transformations, and disruptions within modes of sex work governance in Poland from the adoption of the first laws relating to sex work enacted during the early 19th century to the present day. Through analysis of policy documents, scholarly work on the history of sex work policies in Poland, and personal accounts by sex workers, I identify and examine two dominant discursive and legal figurations of a sex worker: as a threat, and as a victim in need of rescue and protection. While analysing the emergence of and interplay between these two figurations, this article demonstrates how these seemingly contradictory frames of recognition gradually conjoined within 20th-century Polish sex work governance strategies, rendering sex workers unimaginable subjects of rights and social justice claimants.
dc.affiliation
Wydział Filozoficzny : Instytut Socjologii
dc.contributor.author
Dziuban, Agata - SAP20008760
dc.date.accession
2024-05-14
dc.date.accessioned
2024-05-29T12:09:10Z
dc.date.available
2024-05-29T12:09:10Z
dc.date.issued
2024
dc.date.openaccess
0
dc.description.abstract
<jats:p>This paper sketches the emergence of, and shifts within, the social, legal, and political figurations of sex workers in Poland. By adopting a genealogical perspective, I investigate how sex workers have been (re)constituted as subjects of governance and unimaginable social justice claimants in legislation, political debates, and law enforcement strategies. With a broad temporal scope, this article traces continuities, transformations, and disruptions within modes of sex work governance in Poland from the adoption of the first laws relating to sex work enacted during the early 19th century to the present day. Through analysis of policy documents, scholarly work on the history of sex work policies in Poland, and personal accounts by sex workers, I identify and examine two dominant discursive and legal figurations of a sex worker: as a threat, and as a victim in need of rescue and protection. While analysing the emergence of and interplay between these two figurations, this article demonstrates how these seemingly contradictory frames of recognition gradually conjoined within 20th-century Polish sex work governance strategies, rendering sex workers unimaginable subjects of rights and social justice claimants.</jats:p>
dc.description.accesstime
w momencie opublikowania
dc.description.additional
This article is developed within the "CrimScapes: Navigating Citizenship through the European Landscapes of Criminalisation" research project, financially supported by the NORFACE Joint Research Programme on Democratic Governance in Turbulent Age and co-funded by National Science Centre, Poland and the European Commission through Horizon 2020 under grant agreement No 822166
dc.description.number
2
dc.description.physical
243-263
dc.description.version
ostateczna wersja wydawcy
dc.description.volume
18
dc.identifier.doi
10.26522/ssj.v18i2.4382
dc.identifier.issn
1911-4788
dc.identifier.project
2019/01/Y/HS6/00042
dc.identifier.uri
https://ruj.uj.edu.pl/handle/item/343525
dc.identifier.weblink
https://journals.library.brocku.ca/index.php/SSJ/article/view/4382
dc.language
eng
dc.language.container
eng
dc.rights
Dodaję tylko opis bibliograficzny
dc.rights.licence
CC-BY-NC-ND
dc.share.type
otwarte czasopismo
dc.subject.en
sex work
dc.subject.en
sex work policy
dc.subject.en
Poland
dc.subject.en
figuration of crime
dc.subject.en
recognition
dc.subject.en
redistribution
dc.subject.en
social justice
dc.subject.en
victim
dc.subject.en
threat
dc.subject.pl
praca seksualna
dc.subject.pl
polityki dotyczące pracy seksualnej
dc.subject.pl
sprawiedliwość społeczna
dc.subject.pl
redestrybucja
dc.subject.pl
uznanie
dc.subject.pl
figura ofiary
dc.subject.pl
figura zagrożenia
dc.subject.pl
Polska
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Article
dc.title
Threats, victims and unimaginable subjects of rights : a genealogy of sex worker governance in Poland
dc.title.journal
Studies in Social Justice
dc.title.volume
Figures of crime : victims, criminals, and crime-fighters at the crossroads of criminalization and social justice
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JournalArticle
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