Revealing how women's movements in Western Europe, North America and Australia have affected politics on prostitution and trafficking of women since the 1970s, this study asks why they are successful in some countries but failures in others. The contributions written by an international team of experts are based on original sources. The final chapter utilizes comparative analysis to determine the factors that make women's movements and agencies successful, presenting an argument for "state feminism".
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)|
Table of ContentsList of figures; List of tables; Notes on contributors; Preface; 1. Introduction: prostitution, women's movements and democratic politics Joyce Outshoorn; 2. The women's movement and prostitution politics in Australia Barbara Sullivan; 3. Taxes, rights and regimentation: discourses on prostitution in Austria Birgit Sauer; 4. Prostitution policies in Britain, 1982-2002 Johanna Kantola and Judith Squires; 5. Prostitution as public nuisance: prostitution policy in Canada Leslie Ann Jeffrey; 6. Towards a new prohibitionism? State feminism, women's movements and prostitution policies in Finland Anne Maria Holli; 7. Prostitute movements face elite apathy and gender-biased universalism in France Amy G. Mazur; 8. The politics of prostitution and trafficking of women in Israel Delila Amir and Menachem Amir; 9. Italy: the never-ending debate Daniela Danna; 10. Voluntary and forced prostitution: the 'realistic approach' of the Netherlands Joyce Outshoorn; 11. State feminism and central state debates on prostitution in post-authoritarian Spain Celia Valiente; 12. Criminalising the john - a Swedish gender model Yvonne Svanström; 13. The invisible issue: prostitution and trafficking of women and girls in the United States Dorothy McBride Stetson; 14. Comparative prostitution politics and the case for state feminism Joyce Outshoorn; Appendix 1. Independent variable indicators; Appendix 2. Worksheets; References; Index.