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  • 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... more...

  • Handbook of the Sociology of Genderby Janet Saltzman Chafetz

    Springer 2006; US$ 89.95

    Presents discussions and bibliographies on the array of subspecialities that comprise the sociology of gender. This book utilizes cross-national and historical material in addition to data on the contemporary United States. It also explores within-gender differences along racial/ethnic, social class, sexual preference, and age cohort dimensions. 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...

  • 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 exposť 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...

  • Untidy Originsby Lori D. Ginzberg

    The University of North Carolina Press 2005; US$ 29.99

    Untidy Origins: A Story of Woman's Rights in Antebellum New York more...

  • Jane Grey Swisshelmby Sylvia D. Hoffert

    The University of North Carolina Press 2004; US$ 20.00

    Nineteenth-century newspaper editor Jane Grey Swisshelm (1815-1884) was an unconventionally ambitious woman. While she struggled in private to be a dutiful daughter, wife, and mother, she publicly critiqued and successfully challenged gender conventions that restricted her personal behavior, limited her political and economic opportunities, and attempted... more...

  • Freedom of the Streetsby Sharon E. Wood

    The University of North Carolina Press 2005; US$ 28.00

    Gilded Age cities offered extraordinary opportunities to women--but at a price. As clerks, factory hands, and professionals flocked downtown to earn a living, they alarmed social critics and city fathers, who warned that self-supporting women were just steps away from becoming prostitutes. With in-depth research possible only in a mid-sized city,... more...

  • Prostitution and Human Traffickingby Andrea Di Nicola; Paolo Ruspini

    Springer New York 2008; US$ 129.00

    The first book to focus on the demand for human beings for sexual exploitation more...

  • The Social World of Older Peopleby Christina R. Victor; Sasha Scambler; Ann Bowling; John Bond

    McGraw-Hill Education 2008; US$ 49.00

    Provides an account of loneliness and social isolation as experienced by older people living in Britain. This book considers the incidence and effects of isolation and loneliness, identifying the factors which lead to such experiences and considering potential interventions. 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...