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  • 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 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...

  • Selling Sexby Raelene Frances

    University of NSW Press 2007; US$ 25.99

    Selling Sex provides the first comprehensive history of prostitution in Australia from before European colonisation to the present, and situates this history within an international context of labour migration and policy formation. It draws on extensive archival research and interviews to chart the ways in which prostitution contributed not just to... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Sex in Cyberspaceby Sarah Earle; Keith Sharp

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 119.95

    Sex in Cyberspace offers a bold and provocative, yet sensitively written, account of an under-investigated area of sociological enquiry. It is the first empirically-based study on the experiences of men who pay for sex and presents information which is otherwise extremely difficult to obtain. Shedding new light on men's sexual identity, Sex in... 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...

  • 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...