Men Who Sell Sex: Global Perspectives

Men Who Sell Sex: Global Perspectives

by Peter Aggleton
     
 

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All over the world, men as well as women exchange sex for money and other forms of reward, sometimes with other men and sometimes with women. In contrast to female prostitution, however, relatively little is known about male sex work, leaving questions unanswered about the individuals involved: their identities and self-understandings, the practices concerned,

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All over the world, men as well as women exchange sex for money and other forms of reward, sometimes with other men and sometimes with women. In contrast to female prostitution, however, relatively little is known about male sex work, leaving questions unanswered about the individuals involved: their identities and self-understandings, the practices concerned, and the contexts in which they take place.

This book updates the ground-breaking 1998 volume of the same name with an entirely new selection of chapters exploring health, social, political, economic and human rights issues in relation to men who sell sex. Looking at Europe, North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa and the Asia-Pacific, each chapter explores questions such as:


  • What is known about the different ways in which men exchange sex for money or other forms of reward?

  • What are the major contexts in which sexual exchange takes place?

  • What meanings do such practices carry for the different partners involved?

  • What are the health and other implications of contemporary forms of male sex work?

Men Who Sell Sex seeks to push the boundaries both of current personal and social understandings and the practices to which these give rise. It is an important reference work for academics and researchers interested in sex work and men’s health including those working in public health, sociology, social work, anthropology, human geography and development studies.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415723510
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/25/2014
Series:
Sexuality, Culture and Health Series
Pages:
266
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Peter Aggleton is Professor in Education and Health in the Centre for Social Research in Health at UNSW Australia. He holds visiting professorial positions at the Institute of Education, University of London and at the University of Sussex, UK. He is the editor-in-chief of three international peer reviewed journals: Culture, Health & Sexuality (published by Routledge) Health Education Journal (published by Sage) and Sex Education (published by Routledge).

Richard Parker is Professor of Sociomedical Sciences and Anthropology and Director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Politics and Health at Columbia University, where he is also a member of the Committee on Global Thought. He is the editor-in-chief of the international peer reviewed journal Global Public Health, and a Founding Editor of the journal Culture, Health and Sexuality. His recent publications include the Routledge Handbook of Sexuality, Health and Rights (co-edited with Peter Aggleton and published by Routledge in 2010) and Structural Approaches in Public Health (co-edited with Marni Sommer and published by Routledge in 2013).

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