New Sociologies of Sex Work

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Dr Kate Hardy, Dr Teela Sanders, Ms Sarah Kingston
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Dec 28, 2012 - Philosophy - 256 pages
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Sex work studies have seen an expansion in publications over the past decade, drawing together disciplines from across the social sciences, namely sociology, criminology and social policy. There has, however, been a tendency for research and writing to focus on the more obvious aspect of the sex industry - the visible elements of female street prostitution and those features which attract media attention such as the criminalised aspects of the sex trade.

The sex industry is diverse in terms of its organisation, presentation, participants and how it is located in the broader context of globalisation and regulation; there is a need for publications which demonstrate this breadth. This book makes an outstanding contribution to the sociology of sex work through advancing theoretical, policy, methodological and empirical ideas as each chapter pushes the boundaries of a specific area by offering new and critical research as well as commentary.

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bout time t update the language writing bout wot all people interested in? u can call a spoon a spoon without distablising the controlling media still I think? or is that sort of honesty disapproved of too?

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Kate Hardy, Queen Mary University of London UK, Sarah Kingston. Leeds Metropolitan University, UK and Teela Sanders, University of Leeds, UK

Sarah Kingston, Teela Sanders, Samantha Caslin, Lynzi Armstrong, Natalie Hammond, Mary Whowell, Suzanne Jenkins, Erin Sanders, Megan Rivers-Moore, Maria Törnqvist, Kate Hardy, Romaric Thiévent, Rachela Colosi, Kath Browne, Mark Cull, Phil Hubbard, Lynn Comella.

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