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  • Untidy Originsby Lori D. Ginzberg

    The University of North Carolina Press 2005; US$ 29.99

    Untidy Origins: A Story of Woman's Rights in Antebellum New York more...

  • Jane Grey Swisshelmby Sylvia D. Hoffert

    The University of North Carolina Press 2004; US$ 20.00

    Nineteenth-century newspaper editor Jane Grey Swisshelm (1815-1884) was an unconventionally ambitious woman. While she struggled in private to be a dutiful daughter, wife, and mother, she publicly critiqued and successfully challenged gender conventions that restricted her personal behavior, limited her political and economic opportunities, and attempted... more...

  • Freedom of the Streetsby Sharon E. Wood

    The University of North Carolina Press 2005; US$ 28.00

    Gilded Age cities offered extraordinary opportunities to women--but at a price. As clerks, factory hands, and professionals flocked downtown to earn a living, they alarmed social critics and city fathers, who warned that self-supporting women were just steps away from becoming prostitutes. With in-depth research possible only in a mid-sized city,... more...

  • The Price of Sexby Belinda Brooks-Gordon

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 55.95

    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...

  • Violence and Sex Work in Britainby Hilary Kinnell

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    This book is concerned with violence in the sex industry. It aims to provide an understanding of the nature of violence against sex workers and the relationship between violence, government legislation and policy, and law enforcement practices - an essential task in view particularly of the 2006 Ipswich murders and the public and media response to... more...

  • Economies of Desireby Amalia L. Cabezas

    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...

  • The Jewish White Slave Trade and the Untold Story of Raquel Libermanby Nora Glickman

    Taylor and Francis 1999; US$ 120.00

    Describes the prostitution industry form Poland to Argentina from the 1880s to the 1930s. The text follows the life and career of Raquel Liberman, a Polish Jewish prostitute and victim of the white slave trade. more...

  • Female Sex Trafficking in Asiaby Vidyamali Samarasinghe

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 49.95

    The book argues that strategies for prevention of female sex trafficking should not be universalized but should be contextualized on the basis of country-specific ground situations. more...

  • China, Sex and Prostitutionby Elaine Jeffreys

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 44.95

    China, Sex and Prostitution is a topical and important critique of recent scholarship in China studies concerning sexuality, prostitution and policing. more...

  • Women in the American Westby Laura Woodworth-Ney

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 65.00

    This engaging narrative synthesizes more than 20 years of historical writing on the history of women in the American West. more...