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  • Traffickedby Kathleen Maltzahn

    University of NSW Press 2008; US$ 12.99

    Trafficked tells the story of a rare human rights campaign that succeeded in changing government policy to protect women smuggled into Australia each year to work in the sex trade. In 2003, the Coronial Inquiry into Puongtong Simaplee’s 2001 death at the Villawood Detention Centre put the issue of trafficking for prostitution in Australia on the... 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...

  • The Comforts of Homeby Luise White

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    "This history is . . . the first fully-fleshed story of African Nairobi in all of its complexity which foregrounds African experiences. Given the overwhelming white dominance in the written sources, it is a remarkable achievement."—Claire Robertson, International Journal of African Historical Studies "White's book . . . takes a unique approach... 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...

  • Pleasures and Perilsby Debra Curtis

    Rutgers University Press 2009; US$ 25.95

    Pleasures and Perils follows a group of young girls living on Nevis, an island society in the Eastern Caribbean. Curtis shows that girls are often caught between conflicting discourses of Christian teachings about chastity, public health cautions about safe sex, and media enticements about consumer delights. Sexuality?s contradictions are exposed:... 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...

  • Sex Work Nowby Rosie Campbell; Maggie O'Neill

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.95

    Sex Work Now provides an authoritative overview of female sex work and policy in the UK, and addresses a number of key contemporary issues and debates. These include sex worker unionization, migrant sex work and trafficking, communities and sex work, male clients of sex workers, the policing of prostitution, zoning of street sex work, young people... 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 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...

  • 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...