Associate Professor Corey Shdaimah is Special Editor and author for Special Issue of Studies in Law, Politics, and Society
Associate Professor Corey Shdaimah, with colleagues Chrysanthi Leon (University of Delaware) and Katie Hail-Jares (Griffiths University), served as Special Editor for a special issue of Studies in Law, Politics, and Society. The special issue is entitled Problematizing Prostitution: Critical research and scholarship. Shdaimah and Leon are also authors of one of the articles published in the special issue, Relationships among stigmatized women engaged in street-level prostitution: Coping with stigma and stigma management. In their article, Shdaimah and Leon draw on interviews, focus groups, and observations with 76 women engaged in street-level prostitution in Baltimore, Philadelphia, and a mid-Atlantic state, to show how prostitute women provide mutual assistance both to meet their basic needs and as part of their ethical norms, in contrast to the stigmatized characterizations of prostitute women as morally deficient. Women’s relationships offer them concrete support and encouragement while simultaneously producing a counternarrative that challenges their stigmatized identities.
The full citation for the article is: Shdaimah, C. & Leon, C.S. (2016). Relationships among stigmatized women engaged in street-level prostitution: Coping with stigma and stigma management. Special Issue: Problematizing Prostitution: Critical Research and Scholarship. Studies in Law, Poltiics, and Society, 71, 43-62