Petra Östergren

affiliated with the university


I have been researching Swedish sex work policy and discourse since the late 1990´s, using social anthropological method and theory. What have interested me mostly are paradoxes and contradictions within this field, something I have explored in my Masters Thesis The Ideological Sin: Modern Swedish Prostitution Policy as Creating a Sense of Identity and Safety (2003) and the book Porn, Whores and Feminists (2006).

In my 
Doctoral Thesis with the working title The Swedish Sex Purchase Ban: Ethnography of a Law I explore the functions of the Sex Purchase Ban and links these to wider socio-political events and discourses.

Recent research outputs

Petra Östergren & Susanne Dodillet, 2012, Prostitution: hacia la legalización. Villacampa Estiarte, C. (ed.). Universitat de Lleida, p. 113-145

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Petra Östergren, 2012, (Submitted) Axess.

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Petra Östergren, 2012, (Accepted/In press) Privat på jobbet. Diskussioner om etik, lag och normer kring sexköp och porrkonsumtion. Wigorts Yngvesson, S. (ed.). KRUS. Kompetensrådet för utveckling i staten., p. 85-99

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