Rethinking Prostitution: Purchasing Sex in the 1990s

Rethinking Prostitution: Purchasing Sex in the 1990s

by Graham Scambler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415122260

ISBN-13: 9780415122269

Pub. Date: 12/01/1996

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The growth of AIDS has focused renewed attention on the institution of prostitution. In contrast to the moral panic reaction of some sectors of society, very different initiatives are being displayed by other groups in relation to the need to scrutinize the social, moral and legal status of prostitution and to reflect on the arguments in support of and against

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Overview

The growth of AIDS has focused renewed attention on the institution of prostitution. In contrast to the moral panic reaction of some sectors of society, very different initiatives are being displayed by other groups in relation to the need to scrutinize the social, moral and legal status of prostitution and to reflect on the arguments in support of and against legalising brothels, paying particular concern to prostitutes' own health.
Rethinking Prostitution covers male as well as female sex workers and considers in detail their status in law; drugs; issues of health and health care; the changing nature of sex work; partners, boyfriends and pimps; and the potential for redefining prostitution.
By drawing on the expertise of researchers across all aspects of the industry, this up-to-date text focuses on an institution and industry ripe for re-assessment.
Rethinking Prostitution will be of considerable interest to students, lecturers and researchers in medical sociology and women's studies as well as to social workers in training and practice.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415122269
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/01/1996
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Foreword: Understanding prostitution
1Prostitute women now3
2Prostitute men now29
3The legal regulation of prostitution: a human rights issue57
4Campaigning for legal change: English Collective of Prostitutes83
5Conspicuous and inconspicuous sex work: the neglect of the ordinary and mundane105
6Boyfriends, 'pimps' and clients121
7Health care and regulation: new perspectives139
8Alcohol, drugs and social milieu164
Afterword: Rethinking prostitution180
Notes189
References193
Index213

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