Rethinking prostitution : purchasing sex in the 1990s / edited by Graham Scambler and Annette Scambler.

by Scambler, Annette, 1945-Looking glass; Scambler, GrahamLooking glass.

Publisher: London : Routledge, [1997]Description: xviii,222 pages ; 23cm.ISBN: 0415102073; 0415122260.Subject(s): Prostitutes -- Social conditions | ProstitutionLooking glass | Sex-oriented businessesLooking glass
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

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.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Foreword
  • Understanding Prostitution
  • Part One An Overview
  • 1 Prostitute Women Now
  • 2 Prostitute Men Now
  • Part Two Social and Legal Status
  • 3 The Legal Regulation of Prostitution: A Human Rights Issue
  • 4 Campaigning for Legal Change, English Collective of Prostitutes
  • Part Three The Business of Selling Sex
  • 5 Conspicuous and Inconspicuous Sex Work: The Neglect of the Ordinary and Mundane
  • 6 Boyfriends, "Pimps" and Clients
  • Part Four Health Issues
  • 7 Health Care and Regulation: New Perspectives
  • 8 Alcohol, Drugs and Social Milieu
  • Afterword: Rethinking Prostitution