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Prostitution / Edition 1

Prostitution / Edition 1

by Roger Matthews, Maggie O'Neill


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Prostitution / Edition 1

The widely held contention that prostitution is the “oldest profession” has served to militate against a proper investigation of its changing nature, meaning and significance over time. In responce to this, this volume examines the many facets of prostitution looking in particular at its history, sociology, politics and regulation.

Author Biography: About the Editors: Roger Matthews, Dr, Middlesex University, UK and Maggie O'Neill, Dr, Reader in Sociology, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Staffordshire University, UK

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780754621898
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/07/2003
Series: The International Library of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Penology Series
Pages: 540
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.70(h) x 2.20(d)

Table of Contents

Series Prefaceix
Part IThe History of Prostitution
1'The Regulationist Argument', in Alain Corbin, Women for Hire: Prostitution and Sexuality in France after 1850, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, pp. 3-29, 371-9. (1990)3
2'Prostitution in London', in Henry Mayhew (ed.), London Labour and the London Poor, 4, London: Frank Cass and Co., pp. 210-12, 212a, 213-16, 216a, 217-22, 222a, 223-6. (1967)39
3'Social Purity and Prostitution', in Edward J. Bristow, Vice and Vigilance: Purity Movements in Britain since 1700, Dublin: Gill and Macmillan, pp. 154-74, 249-51. (1977)59
4'The Making of an Outcast Group: Prostitutes and Working Women in Nineteenth-Century Plymouth and Southampton', in Martha Vicinus (ed.), A Widening Sphere: Changing Roles of Victorian Women, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, pp. 72-93, 284-8. (1977)83
Part IIThe Sociology of Prostitution
5'The Sociology of Prostitution', American Sociological Review, 2, pp. 744-55. (1937)113
6'Who Needs Prostitutes? The Ideology of Male Sexual Needs', in C. Smart and B. Smart (eds), Women, Sexuality and Social Control, London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, pp. 53-64, 112-18. (1978)125
7'Prostitutes' Working Conditions', in Eileen McLeod, Women Working: Prostitution Now, London: Croom Helm, pp. 26-58, 162-72. (1982)145
8'Eroticizing Prostitute Use', in Julia O'Connell Davidson, Prostitution, Power and Freedom, Cambridge: Polity Press, pp. 138-62, 215-24. (1998)189
9'Prostitute Identities: Men, Money and Violence', British Journal of Criminology, 40, pp. 37-55. (2000)225
10'Understanding Young People and Prostitution: A Foundation for Practice?', British Journal of Social Work, 28, pp. 177-96. (1998)245
Part IIIThe Politics of Prostitution
11'From Sex as Sin to Sex as Work: COYOTE and the Reorganization of Prostitution as a Social Problem', Social Problems, 37, pp. 403-20. (1990)267
12'Prostitutes' Rights in the United States: The Failure of a Movement', The Sociological Quarterly, 32, pp. 23-41. (1991)285
13'Sexuality, Immorality and the City: Red-Light Districts and the Marginalisation of Female Street Prostitutes', Gender, Place and Culture, 5, pp. 55-76. (1998)305
14'Feminism(s) and Prostitution', in Maggie O'Neill, Prostitution and Feminism: Towards a Politics of Feeling, Cambridge: Polity Press, pp. 15-41, 193-4, 201-16. (2001)327
15'Charges Against Prostitution: An Attempt at a Philosophical Assessment', Ethics, 90, pp. 335-66. (1980)373
16'What's Wrong With Prostitution?', in Carole Pateman, The Sexual Contract, Cambridge: Polity Press, pp. 189-218, 256-60. (1988)405
17'Female Sexual Slavery: The Problem, Policies and Cause for Feminist Action', in Ellen Boneparth and Emily Stoper (eds), Women, Power and Policy: Toward the Year 2000, Oxford: Pergamon Press, pp. 282-306. (1988)441
Part IVThe Regulation of Prostitution
18'Prostitutes and Persons', Journal of Law and Society, 24, pp. 504-25. (1997)469
19'Beyond Wolfenden? Prostitution, Politics and the Law', in Roger Matthews and Jock Young (eds), Confronting Crime, London: Sage, pp. 188-228. (1986)491
20'Prostitution: Collectives and the Politics of Regulation', Gender, Work and Organization, 7, pp. 106-18. (2000)533
21'Street Prostitution Control: Some Canadian Reflections on the Finsbury Park Experience', British Journal of Criminology, 32, pp. 1-17. (1992)547
22'Regulating Street Prostitution and Kerb-Crawling: A Reply to John Lowman', British Journal of Criminology, 32, pp. 18-22. (1992)565
23'Correspondence: Against Street Prostitution', British Journal of Criminology, 32, p. 400. (1992)571
24'Prostitution and HIV/AIDS', in Neil McKeganey and Marina Barnard, Sex Work on the Streets: Prostitutes and their Clients, Buckingham: Open University Press. pp. 58-73. (1996)573
25Nancy Sipe and Barbara Wilson, 'The Fight Against Prostitution', in Cecile Hoigard and Liv Finstad, Backstreets: Prostitution, Money and Love, Cambridge: Polity Press, pp. 173-208, 216-19. (1992)589
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