Demanding Sex: Critical Reflections on the Regulation of Prostitution

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By interrogating supply/demand from an inter- and multi-disciplinary perspective the chapters in this collection aim to broaden 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780754671503
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 9/28/2008
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Editors' Introduction The Regulation of Prostitution : Contemporary Contexts and Comparative Perspectives Vanessa E. Munro Munro, Vanessa E. Marina Della Giusto Della Giusto, Marina 1

1 Legal Incursions into Supply/Demand : Criminalising and Responsibilising the Buyers and Sellers of Sex in the UK Jane Scoular Scoular, Jane Maggie O'Neill O'Neill, Maggie 13

2 Be Helped or Else! Economic Exploitation, Male Violence and Prostitution Policy in the UK Jo Phoenix Phoenix, Jo 35

3 Wolfenden 50: Revisiting State Policy and the Politics of Sex Work in the UK Sophie Day Day, Sophie 51

4 The Construction of Prostitutes and Clients in French Policy Debates Gill Allwood Allwood, Gill 67

5 Exploring Exploitation: Trafficking in Sex, Work and Sex Work Vanessa E. Munro Munro, Vanessa E. 83

6 Putting Trafficking on the Map: The Geography of Feminist Complicity Sharron A. FitzGerald FitzGerald, Sharron A. 99

7 Simulating the Impact of Regulation Changes on the Market for Prostitution Services Marina Della Giusto Della Giusto, Marina 121

8 Client Participation and the Regulatory Environment Alan Collins Collins, Alan Guy Judge Judge, Guy 137

9 Criminalising the Use of Trafficked Prostitutes: Some Philosophical Issues David Archard Archard, David 149

10 Why Hate Men who Pay for Sex? Exploring the Shift to 'Tackling Demand' in the UK Teela Sanders Sanders, Teela Rosie Campbell Campbell, Rosie 163

11 The Consumer, the Consumed and the Commodity: Women and Sex Buyers Talk about Objectification in Prostitution Madeleine Coy Coy, Madeleine 181

Index 199

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