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- Policy Press 2006; US$ 35.00
What is to be done about prostitution? Is it work or is it violence? Are women involved in prostitution offenders or victims? Is prostitution a private or a political issue? The answers to these questions vary depending on many factors, including where in the world you live.This book provides a valuable, detailed international comparison of the laws,... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00
"Prostitution in Medieval Society, a monograph about Languedoc between the twelfth and sixteenth centuries, is also much more than that: it is a compelling narrative about the social construction of sexuality." – Catharine R. Stimpson more...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00
"This history is . . . the first fully-fleshed story of African Nairobi in all of its complexity which foregrounds African experiences. Given the overwhelming white dominance in the written sources, it is a remarkable achievement."—Claire Robertson, International Journal of African Historical Studies "White's book . . . takes a unique approach... more...
- Temple University Press 2009; US$ 27.95
Is a native-born tour guide who has sex with tourists—in exchange for dinner or gifts or cash—merely a prostitute or gigolo? What if the tourist continues to send gifts or money to the tour guide after returning home? As this original and provocative book demonstrates, when it comes to sex—and the effects of capitalism and globalization—nothing... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2009; US$ 68.00
In China today, sex work cannot be untangled from the phenomenon of rural?urban migration, the entertainment industry, and state power. In Red Lights, Tiantian Zheng highlights the urban karaoke bar as the locus at which these three factors intersect and provides a rich account of the lives of karaoke hostesses?a career whose name disguises the sex... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 99.95
Sex in Cyberspace offers a bold and provocative, yet sensitively written, account of an under-investigated area of sociological enquiry. It is the first empirically-based study on the experiences of men who pay for sex and presents information which is otherwise extremely difficult to obtain. Shedding new light on men's sexual identity, Sex in... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 114.95
Thoroughout history prostitution has always been present and has usually been a source of fierce debate. Societies have either grudgingly tolerated it or tried (always unsuccessfully) to ban it. But with the emergence of much more overt acceptance of all forms of sexual activity it has become more apparent that sex workers who ply their trade on the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 39.95
This groundbreaking collection of essays on the sex industry contains original studies on sex work, its risks and benefits, and its political implications. Sex for Sale covers areas not commonly researched, including gay and lesbian pornography, telephone sex workers, customers of prostitutes, male and female escorts who work independently, street... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95
Sex Work Now provides an authoritative overview of female sex work and policy in the UK, and addresses a number of key contemporary issues and debates. These include sex worker unionization, migrant sex work and trafficking, communities and sex work, male clients of sex workers, the policing of prostitution, zoning of street sex work, young people... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95
As a society we are buying more sex than ever before. Adult sex shops now take their place amongst retailers in the high street and lap dancing clubs compete for an increased share of the leisure economy; hotel chains offer sexually explicit films as part of their standard service, the party selling of adult toys to women in their homes has become... more...