Safer Sex in the Cityby Maria Ioannou
Pub. Date: 08/01/2009
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Throughout history prostitution has always been a source of fierce debate; societies have either grudgingly tolerated it or tried (always unsuccessfully) to ban it. With the emergence of much more overt acceptance of all forms of sexual activity it has become more apparent that sex workers who ply their trade on the streets of our cities are a particularly vulnerable group at risk of violent attacks and assaults. The realization on the implications for such violence on society overall, led to the emergence of this volume. With research gathered from academics and practitioners hailing from various countries and fields, this edited collection will be invaluable for those who want to better understand the experience of street sex workers, the strategies available for managing this trade and how to help reduce the violence against the men and women who conduct it.
Table of Contents
Contents: Foreword; Sex and violence: the experience and management of street prostitution, David Canter, Maria Ioannou and Donna Youngs. Section I The Experience of Street Prostitution: The relationship between control strategies employed by street prostitutes and levels and varieties of client violence, Helen Selby and David Canter; Prostitute homicide: the influence of prior relationship on perpetrator behaviour, Abigail Holden, Lynsey Gozna and Laura Richards; Street prostitute homicide: an overview of the literature and a comparison to sexual and non-sexual female victim homicide, C. Gabrielle Salfati; Comparison of single and serial killers of prostitute women, Jonathan A. Dudek, Devon D. Brewer, Christine Maguth Nezu and Arthur M. Nezu; The personal safety of male prostitutes, Judith Connell. Section II The Management of Street Prostitution: They get what they deserve: labour rights for sex workers, Marjan Wijers and Marieke van Doorninck; From entry to exittackling street prostitution, Marianne Hester; Making the vulnerable more vulnerable? The contradictions of British street prostitution policy, Phil Hubbard and Jane Scoular; To toe the line: streetwalking as contested space, Hendrik Wagenaar and Sietske Altink; Violence and the outlaw status of (street) prostitution in Canada, John Lowman; Prostitution control in America: rethinking public policy, Ronald Weitzer; Index.
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