Prostitution: Sex Work, Policy and Politics

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SAGE Publications, Sep 15, 2009 - Social Science - 219 pages
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Many commentators have attempted to analyze and explain the nature of prostitution. However this is the first textbook to offer a complete overview of the way it operates within contemporary society, its characteristics, organizational structures, and cultural contexts. The book also explores how criminal, social, and health policies have sought to regulate and control the selling of sex. Written by leading experts with over 20 years’ experience in researching and teaching on the field, this is a must for all criminology, criminal justice, and sociology students taking modules in sex industry and prostitution studies.
 

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Contents

1 THE SOCIOLOGY OF SEX WORK
1
2 THE CULTURAL CONTEXT OF COMMERCE AND SEX
16
3 SEX WORKERS AND SEX WORK
33
4 CHILDREN YOUNG PEOPLE AND COMMERCIAL SEXUAL EXPLOITATION CSEC
52
5 BUYING SEXUAL SERVICES
75
6 SEX WORKERS LABOUR RIGHTS AND UNIONIZATION
94
7 CRIME JUSTICE AND THE SEX INDUSTRY
111
8 COMMUNITIES SERVICES AND WELFARE
131
9 GLOBALIZATION AND THE SEX TRADE
149
10 RESEARCHING THE SEX INDUSTRY
166
GLOSSARY
187
BIBLIOGRAPHY
190
INDEX
210
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About the author (2009)

After gaining a D.Phil from Oxford University, I took up a post at the School in 2003. Before coming to Leeds, I was a social worker in child protection. My research interests have largely focused on various aspects of the British sex industry, represented in two monographs and a textbook. I continue links with grassroots organisations where the crossroads of research output and change lies.

Maggie O'Neill is Senior Editor in Sociology at Staffordshire University

CONTRIBUTORS OUTSIDE WESTERN HEMISPHERE

Regina Becker-Schmidt University of Hanover

Barbara Engh University of Leeds

Hilde Heynen Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Gudrun-Axeli Knapp University of Hanover

Jane graduated in Philosophy from the University of London in 1980 and since then has undertaken an MA in European Studies at the University of Bradford (1992) and an MRes Social Research at Loughborough University (2010). Jane has more than 20 years’ research and evaluation expertise in voluntary, academic and public sector organisations, particularly applying qualitative and collaborative methods. She has undertaken research and published on sex work and services to sex workers, criminal justice and community safety, young people and labour market disadvantage. Previous research experience includes: Research Fellow, Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick, 1994-2000; Research and Evaluation Manager, Nacro, 2000-2004; Independent Social Researcher, 2004-2009. Jane is also academic representative on the Board of the UK Network of Sex Work Projects (2010 – current). Her research interests include: The UK sex industry; intimate labour and body work; labour market structures and gender; grounded theory and qualitative methodologies.

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