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  • Rethinking Prostitutionby Graham Scambler

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 69.95

    The growth of AIDS has focused renewed attention on the institution of prostitution. In contrast to the moral panic reaction of some sectors of society, very different initiatives are being displayed by other groups in relation to the need to scrutinize the social, moral and legal status of prostitution and to reflect on the arguments in support of... more...

  • Gender and the Public Sectorby Jim Barry; Mike Dent; Maggie O'Neill

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    Drawing on sociology and social policy, this intriguing volume considers various aspects of gender and professional identity. Contributors explore the inter-relationship between managerialism, professionalism and gender identity in Britain, and examine the processes and impacts of change on those working in public sector organizations in other countries... more...

  • The Book of the Courtesansby Susan Griffin

    Crown Publishing Group 2002; US$ 15.95

    From Pulitzer-Prize-nominated author Susan Griffin comes an unprecedented, provocative look at the dazzling world of the West?s first independent women, whose lively liaisons brought them unspoken influence, wealth, and freedom. While they charmed some of Europe?s most illustrious men honing their social skills as well as their sexual ones, the... more...

  • Woman's Relationship with Herselfby Helen O'Grady

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 43.95

    Woman's Relationship with Herself explores the relationship women have with themselves and demonstrates how this relationship is often dominated by debilitating practices of self-surveillance. Employing Foucault's notion of panoptical power, Helen O'Grady illuminates the link between this kind of self-surveillance and the broader mechanisms of social... more...

  • Women of Qualityby Ingrid H. Tague

    Boydell & Brewer 2002; US$ 99.00

    An examination of the interaction between ideology and experience in the lives of English women during a period of great social and intellectual change. more...

  • The Family Silverby Susan Krieger

    University of California Press 1996; US$ 28.95

    In an inventive and controversial collection of essays, sociologist Susan Krieger considers the many forms of wealth, both material and emotional, that women pass on to each other. This domestic heritage?the "family silver"?is the keystone for a discussion of mother-daughter relationships, intimate relationships between lesbians, ties between students... more...

  • Sex Tourismby Michael C. Hall; Chris Ryan

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 63.95

    Sex Tourism examines the issues which emerge from sex worker-client interactions and from tourists visiting 'sex destinations'. It is a comprehensive summary of past research by academics and original primary and secondary research by the authors and has examples from Asia, Australasia and the USA. The authors have generated new models to show different... more...

  • The Politics of Prostitutionby Joyce Outshoorn

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 34.00

    This book, first published in 2004, explores the influence of women's movements and women's policy agencies on policy and legislation relating to prostitution. more...

  • Skin Cityby Jack Sheehan

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    Part exposť, part x-rated travel guide -- the ultimate insider's look at America's adult playground Vegas. It's a place where Midwestern couples become uninhibited swingers, where shy schoolgirls morph into sexy strippers pulling in $1,000 a night, and where randy tourists come to score at more than just blackjack and craps. What happens here,... more...

  • God Forbidby Kathleen M. Sands

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 94.99

    Religion in America has come to be regarded as obsessively concerned with sex and as uniformly supporting the conservative agenda of "family values". The 13 essays in this book aim to correct this distortion showing the complexities and conflicts that exist between and within the various religions. more...