Negotiating masculinity in male independent escorting

Kumar, Navin (2016) Negotiating masculinity in male independent escorting. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


Male sex work research has been generally limited to the examination of ‘social problems’. While there have been studies on the occupational aspects, most have neglected the role of masculinity, and therefore research on masculinity in the vocational paradigm of the field is necessary to better contextualize male sex work. Thus, using semi-structured interviews with 20 escorts, this study explored the role of masculinity in understanding the occupational context of male escorting. The thesis shows that male escorting is transitioning toward legitimacy, and more significantly, how masculinity is essential in understanding the occupational features of the field.

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ID Code: 98780
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Scott, John, Dragiewicz, Molly, & Ball, Matthew J.
Keywords: Male sex work, Escorting, Masculinity, Hegemonic masculinity, Work
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 06 Oct 2016 01:11
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2016 01:11

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