Prostitution, Trafficking, and Traumatic Stress

Prostitution, Trafficking, and Traumatic Stress

by Melissa Farley, PhD
     
 

Considering sex trafficking to be merely the globalized form of prostitution, both forms of oppression that should not be glibly whitewashed by terms such as the "sex worker industry," Farley (of the San Francisco-based organization Prostitution Research & Education) presents seventeen papers that seek to promote the understanding of prostitution as a form of… See more details below

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Considering sex trafficking to be merely the globalized form of prostitution, both forms of oppression that should not be glibly whitewashed by terms such as the "sex worker industry," Farley (of the San Francisco-based organization Prostitution Research & Education) presents seventeen papers that seek to promote the understanding of prostitution as a form of organized intrapersonal violence and discuss methods of healing the inevitable trauma that results. The contributions are divided into two sections separately addressing these two goals, with those in the first half examining the experiences of trafficked and prostituted women (and men in one instance) in different geographical settings, while those in the latter half explore the psychological ramifications of resultant trauma and describe social service and political programs for addressing the problem. This work has also been published as the Journal of Trauma Practice, vol. 2, nos. 3/4 (2003) Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789023780
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Series:
A Monograph Published Simultaneously As the Journal of Quality Assurance in Hospitality and Tourism Series
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface : prostitution, trafficking, and traumatic stress
Introduction : hidden in plain sight : clinical observations on prostitution1
Sister oppressions : a comparison of wife battering and prostitution17
Prostitution and trafficking in nine countries : an update on violence and posttraumatic stress disorder33
Prostitution and trauma in U.S. rape law75
Gay male pornography's "actors" : when "fantasy" isn't93
Prostitution online115
From duty to despair : brothel prostitution in Cambodia133
Prostitution and trafficking of women and children from Mexico to the United States147
Prostitution and trafficking in women : an intimate relationship167
Emotional experiences of performing prostitution187
Dissociation among women in prostitution199
Providing services to African American prostituted women213
The importance of supportive relationships among women leaving prostitution223
Peers : the prostitutes' empowerment, education and resource society239
Been there done that : SAGE, a peer leadership model among prostitution survivors255
Living in longing : prostitution, trauma recovery, and public assistance267
Ten reasons for not legalizing prostitution and a legal response to the demand for prostitution315
Author index333
Subject index341

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