Sex Traffic: Prostitution, Crime and Exploitation

Sex Traffic: Prostitution, Crime and Exploitation

by Paola Monzini
     
 

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'Critically addressing gender relationships, the author gives a poignant account of the linkage between sexual exploitation, prostitution and human trafficking. Violence and gender is an old problem to which the author responds with a new awareness. Placing the emphasis on the pull factors and exploitation structures in the destination countries, she invariably

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'Critically addressing gender relationships, the author gives a poignant account of the linkage between sexual exploitation, prostitution and human trafficking. Violence and gender is an old problem to which the author responds with a new awareness. Placing the emphasis on the pull factors and exploitation structures in the destination countries, she invariably takes the reader back to the root causes, among which patriarchal structures, the myth of male superiority and the mind-sets of men as well as the prevailing market mechanisms provide fuel for discrimination on the basis of sex and race.' - Helga Konrad OSCE Special Representative on Combating Trafficking in Human Beings

'This absorbing, thoughtful and elegantly-written book gives readers a major insight -both empathetic and analytical - into the demand, supply and contextual mechanisms that underlie the traffic in women and other forms of living off prostitution that have spread along with it.' - Professor Michael Levi, Professor of Criminology, Cardiff University

'An uncompromising analysis of how inequality at international level designates who buys and violently possesses whom and of how disadvantaged countries, in order to survive, are required to deliver sex services to the men of sexually 'liberated' countries'' - Professor Vincenzo Ruggerio, Middlesex University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781842776254
Publisher:
Zed Books
Publication date:
01/14/2006
Series:
Global Issues Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.44(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Paola Monzini is a researcher and was formerly Associate Research Officer at the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute.

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