Demanding Sex: Critical Reflections on the Regulation of Prostitutionby Vanessa Munro
Pub. Date: 09/28/2008
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Interrogating supply/demand from an inter- and multi-disciplinary perspective, this collection broadens engagement beyond the routine analysis of the locus of violence in prostitution and the validity of the prostitute's consent. A focus on the supply/demand dynamic brings into play a range of other societal, economic and psychological factors such as the social
Interrogating supply/demand from an inter- and multi-disciplinary perspective, this collection broadens engagement beyond the routine analysis of the locus of violence in prostitution and the validity of the prostitute's consent. A focus on the supply/demand dynamic brings into play a range of other societal, economic and psychological factors such as the social construction of sexuality, the viability of alternative choices for prostitutes and clients, and the impact of regulatory regimes on the provision of sexual services. The factors which underlie each component of the supply/demand dyad are also studied and an examination is made of their dynamic interrelation. The collection emphasizes the importance of rendering policy makers alert to the evidence emerging from empirical studies conducted in different fields of enquiry, in the hope of moving beyond polarity and politics at the local, national and international level.
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Table of Contents
Contents: Editors' introduction: the regulation of prostitution: contemporary contexts and comparative perspectives, Vanessa E. Munro and Marina Della Giusta; Legal incursions into supply/demand: criminalising and responsibilising the buyers and sellers of sex in the UK, Jane Scoular and Maggie O'Neill; Be helped or else! Economic exploitation, male violence and prostitution policy in the UK, Jo Phoenix; Wolfenden 50: revisiting state policy and the politics of sex work in the UK, Sophie Day; The construction of prostitutes and clients in French policy debates, Gill Allwood; Exploring exploitation: trafficking in sex, work and sex work, Vanessa E. Munro; Putting trafficking on the map: the geography of feminist complicity, Sharron A. Fitzgerald; Simulating the impact of regulation changes on the market for prostitution services, Marina Della Giusta; Client participation and the regulatory environment, Alan Collins and Guy Judge; Criminalising the use of trafficked prostitutes: some philosophical issues, David Archard; Why hate men who pay for sex? Exploring the shift to 'tackling demand' in the UK, Teela Sanders and Rosie Campbell; The consumer, the consumed and the commodity: women and sex buyers talk about objectification in prostitution, Madeleine Coy; Index.
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