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  • 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...

  • Prostitutionby Dr Paula Bartley; Paula Bartley

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 46.95

    Prostitution: Prevention and Reform in England, 1860-1914 is the first comprehensive overview of attempts to eradicate prostitution from English society, including discussion of early attempts at reform and prevention through to the campaigns of the social purists. Prostitution looks in depth at the various reform institutions which were set up... more...

  • Prostitution and Human Traffickingby Andrea Di Nicola; Andrea Cauduro; Marco Lombardi; Paolo Ruspini

    Springer New York 2008; US$ 149.00

    While the trafficking of women for prostitution has been the subject of numerous studies, this is the first book to focus on demand as a key factor in the equation. It explores the hidden world of human trafficking for prostitution and profiles its clients. more...

  • Prostitution in Medieval Societyby Leah Lydia Otis

    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...

  • Red Lightsby Tiantian Zheng

    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...

  • Remember Meby Margaret Mitchell

    Taylor & Francis 2007; US$ 37.50

    Much of the literature speaks of healthy bereavement as letting go of the deceased and moving forward with life. This title challenges that notion, discussing the meaning attributed to death and to the anticipation of death. It looks at the ways in which one's relationship with loved ones continues, endures, and perhaps even grows after death. more...

  • Rethinking Empowermentby Jane L. Parpart; Shirin M. Rai; Kathleen A. Staudt

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    Rethinking Empowerment looks at the changing role of women in developing countries and calls for a new approach to empowerment. An approach that adopts a more nuanced, feminist interpretation of power and em(power)ment, recognises that local empowerment is always embedded in regional, national and global contexts, pays attention to institutional... more...

  • 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...

  • Safer Sex in the Cityby Dr Donna Youngs; Dr Maria Ioannou; Professor David Canter

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    Throughout history prostitution has always been a source of fierce debate; societies have either grudgingly tolerated it or tried (always unsuccessfully) to ban it. 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 streets of our cities are a particularly... more...

  • The Secret History of Georgian Londonby Dan Cruickshank

    Random House 2010; US$ 19.18

    Georgian London evokes images of elegant buildings and fine art, but it was also a city where prostitution was rife, houses of ill repute widespread, and many tens of thousands of people dependent in some way or other on the wages of sin. The sex industry was, in fact, a very powerful force indeed, and in The Secret History of Georgian London , Dan... more...