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  • Sex Work on the Streetsby Neil P. McKeganey; Marina Barnard

    McGraw-Hill Education 1996; US$ 46.00

    How and why do people sell and buy sex? This book presents a study on street prostitution. Topics covered include the women's negotiations with clients, HIV, drug use and violence. It describes the impact of working as a prostitute on women's home life. It is for students and researchers in sociology, social policy, and women's studies. more...

  • Smuggling and Trafficking in Human Beingsby Sheldon X. Zhang

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 40.00

    Examines human smuggling and trafficking into the U.S. from around the world and the implications it has for national security, criminal activity, and our economy. more...

  • Lydia’s Open Doorby Patty Kelly

    University Presses of California, Columbia and Princeton 2004; US$ 15.95

    Examines the lives of the women who work in the Zona Galactica, a state-run brothel in Chiapas' capital city. By delving into lives that would otherwise go unremarked, this book documents the modernization of the sex industry during the neoliberal era in the city of Tuxtla Gutierrez. more...

  • The Idea of Prostitutionby Sheila Jeffreys

    Spinifex Press 1997; US$ 16.95

    There are (at least) two competing views on prostitution: Prostitution as a legitimate and acceptable form of employment, freely chosen by women and Men?s use of prostitution as a form of degrading the women and causing grave psychological damage. In The Idea of Prostitution Sheila Jeffreys  explores these sharply contrasting views. She examines... more...

  • Making Sex Workby Mary Lucille Sullivan

    Spinifex Press 2007; US$ 16.95

    Backing up theory and critical literature with hard evidence, this book refutes the idea that legalization of prostitution can be anything but a harmful contributor to the commodification of women. It explores the fallacy of the "cottage industry," the role of financial institutions in supporting prostitution, the myth of exit programs, the conflation... more...

  • Hos, Hookers, Call Girls, and Rent Boysby David Henry Sterry; R. J. Jr. Martin

    Soft Skull Press 2009; US$ 15.95

    The only thing the writers in this book have in common is that they've exchanged sex for money. They're PhDs and dropouts, soccer moms and jailbirds, $2,500-a-night call girls and $10 crack hos, and everything in between. This anthology lends a voice to an underrepresented population that is simultaneously reviled and worshipped. Hos, Hookers, Call... more...

  • Sex Work Mattersby Melissa Hope Ditmore; Antonia Levy; Alys Willman

    Zed Books 2010; US$ 34.95

    Sex Work Matters brings together sex workers, scholars and activists to present pioneering essays on the economics and sociology of sex work. From insights by sex workers on how they handle money, intimate relationships and daily harassment by the police, to the experience of male and transgender sex work, this fascinating and original book offers... more...

  • The Economics of Prostitutionby Helen Reynolds

    Charles C Thomas 1985; US$ 42.95

    By Helen Reynolds, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England. CONTENTS: Introduction; Market Incentives for Prostitutes; Pimps; How Public Policy Affects Prostitution Markets; San Francisco; Steady, Indoor Work: The Legalized Brothels of Nevada; Boston's Combat Zone; The Control of Prostitution in Dallas; Some Conclusions About Prostitution. more...

  • Feminism, Sexuality, and Politicsby Estelle B. Freedman

    The University of North Carolina Press 2006; US$ 24.00

    One of a small group of feminist pioneers in the historical profession, Estelle B. Freedman teaches and writes about women's history with a passion informed by her feminist values. Over the past thirty years, she has produced a body of work in which scholarship and politics have never been mutually exclusive. This collection brings together eleven... more...

  • Sex Workby Teela Sanders

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This is a richly detailed account of the way the sex industry works, and one of the few empirical studies that investigates the off street industry in Britain. The book seeks to advance a greater knowledge of the social organisation of the sex industry by uncovering the day-to-day activities of women involved in the indoor markets. What types of occupational... more...