Social representations of sex work and workers among socialist women
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This thesis analyzes the social representation of sex work and workers among socialist women based on three main approaches. The first approach is the Social Representations Theory of Moscovici, the second approach is Nucleus Theory of Abric and the third approach is Representation and Performance Theory of Theater based on Nietzsche and Goffman. These three approaches had taken in a complementary manner for the data analysis process. The data was collected from women of political parties claiming the idea of socialism in their codes with semi-structured in-depth interviews and it is analyzed with qualitative methods. It is discovered that the major inconsistencies between the representation of sex workers and the performance of the socialist groups were related to the inconsistencies of polemical representations of sex workers. The core representation of sex work is still related to the societal perspective of sex while the peripheral representation is more focused on the concept of work.