Global Perspectives on Prostitution and Sex Trafficking: Africa, Asia, Middle East, and Oceania

Global Perspectives on Prostitution and Sex Trafficking: Africa, Asia, Middle East, and Oceania

by Rochelle L. Dalla
     
 

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This two-volume set examines prostitution and sex trafficking on a global scale, with each chapter devoted to a particular country in one of seven geo-cultural areas of the world. Each of the 34 chapters provides a distinct perspective from which to contemplate the global commercial sex industry as well as a spectrum of implications for continued scholarship and… See more details below

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This two-volume set examines prostitution and sex trafficking on a global scale, with each chapter devoted to a particular country in one of seven geo-cultural areas of the world. Each of the 34 chapters provides a distinct perspective from which to contemplate the global commercial sex industry as well as a spectrum of implications for continued scholarship and research, legislative maneuvers and policy change, and suggestions for collaboration across NGOs, clinicians, and service providers.

Editorial Reviews

Cecilia Benoit
This two-volume set comprising 34 chapters written by scholars from a wide variety of countries shows the diversity of perspectives on the commercial sex industry. The editors have achieved something that is rare in scholarship - an interdisciplinary and intersectoral lens on prostitution and trafficking that challenges the myth that they are synonymous, yet at the same time shows their frequent intersection with economic marginalization, social exclusion and repressive legal frameworks that restrict human rights for some of the most vulnerable populations. The authors also engage insightfully with both theoretical and practical issues emerging from this key arena of gender politics and policy.
Dr. Gillian Abel
This two volume edition provides some intriguing insights into the sex industry in developed and developing countries. It is an interesting and informative collection of opinion pieces from around the world, some evidence-based and others informed by the philosophical position of the author. The contributions, therefore, provide a diversity of perspectives from those advocating the total abolition of sex work, to those arguing for decriminalization to minimize harm to sex workers and acknowledge the human rights of this population.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739132753
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
04/08/2011
Pages:
414
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.00(d)

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