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  • Sex at the Marginsby Laura María Agustín

    Zed Books 2007; US$ 31.95

    This groundbreaking book explodes several myths: that selling sex is completely different from any other kind of work; that migrants who sell sex are passive victims; and that the multitude of people out to save them are without self-interest. Laura Agustín argues that the label 'trafficked' does not accurately describe migrants' lives and that the... more...

  • Making Sense of Prostitutionby Dr Joanna Phoenix

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 46.00

    This book provides a compelling analysis of the conditions in which women are sustained within prostitution in Britain at the end of the millennium. Based on a major empirical study, it is a unique glimpse into how some women, who live lives completely torn apart by poverty, violence and criminalization, are able to understand their lives in prostitution... more...

  • Women In Later Lifeby Haleh Afshar; Myfanwy Franks; Mary Maynard; Sharon Wray

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 49.00

    Britain, along with other Western and industrialized countries, has an ageing population. This book is based on interviews and focus groups with women of different backgrounds whose lives illustrate the strength of character and optimism that have enabled them to live through hard times but who, in general, view later life positively. more...

  • Sex Differencesby Lee Ellis; Scott Hershberger; Evelyn Field; Scott Wersinger; Sergio Pellis; David Geary; Craig Palmer; Katherine Hoyenga; Amir Hetsroni; Kazmer Karadi

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 250.00

    This volume is the first to aim at summarizing all of the scientific literature published so far regarding male-female differences and similarities, not only in behavior, but also in basic biology, physiology, health, perceptions, emotions, and attitudes. Results from over 18,000 studies have been condensed into more than 1,900 tables, with each table... more...

  • The Industrial Vaginaby Sheila Jeffreys

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 41.95

    The industrialization of prostitution and the sex trade has created a multibillion-dollar global market, involving millions of women, that makes a substantial contribution to national and global economies. The Industrial Vagina examines how prostitution and other aspects of the sex industry have moved from being small-scale, clandestine, and socially... more...

  • Handbook of the Sociology of Genderby Janet Saltzman Chafetz

    Springer US 2006; US$ 89.95

    During the past three decades, feminist scholars have successfully demonstrated the ubiq­ uity and omnirelevance of gender as a sociocultural construction in virtually all human collectivities, past and present. Intrapsychic, interactional, and collective social processes are gendered, as are micro, meso, and macro social structures. Gender shapes,... more...

  • Not for Saleby David Batstone

    HarperCollins 2008; US$ 11.99

    Award-winning journalist David Batstone reveals the story of a new generation of 21st century abolitionists and their heroic campaign to put an end to human bondage. In his accessible and inspiring book, Batstone carefully weaves the narratives of activists and those in bondage in a way that not only raises awareness of the modern-day slave trade,... more...

  • International Approaches to Prostitutionby Geetanjali Gangoli; Nicole Westmarland

    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...

  • The Education of a Very Young Madamby Ma-Ling Lee; Christa Bourg

    Scribner 2009; US$ 15.99

    Full of juicy details about what really goes on behind the bedroom door, The Education of a Very Young Madam is a provocative exposé of the newest developments in the world's oldest profession. A stripper at age fifteen, involved with majorleague gang members before she was twenty, and a madam raking in over $20,000 a day only a few years... more...

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

    Springer New York 2008; Not Available

    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...