Global Perspectives on Prostitution and Sex Trafficking

Global Perspectives on Prostitution and Sex Trafficking : Europe, Latin America, North America, and Global

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This book is part of a two volume set that examines prostitution and sex trafficking on a global scale, with each chapter devoted to a particular country in one of seven "geo-cultural" areas of the world. Each of the 18 chapters in this volume provides a distinct perspective from which to contemplate the global commercial sex industry as well as a spectrum of implications for continued scholarship and research, legislative maneuvers and policy change, and suggestions for collaboration across NGOs, clinicians, and service providers.
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  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 162.56 x 233.68 x 30.48mm | 725.74g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739143859
  • 9780739143858
  • 2,247,007

Table of contents

Introduction Part I. Europe Chapter One: Sex Workers' Rights and Health: The Case of The Netherlands Chapter Two: Uncomfortable Intersections? The Sexual Exploitation of Bangladeshi British Muslim Girls Chapter Three: Bellweather Citizens: The Regulation of Male Clients of Sex Workers Chapter 4: Female Prostitution in Russia: Yesterday and Today Part II. Latin America Chapter Five: The Prostitution of Women, Men, and Children: A Brazilian Perspective Chapter Six: Trafficking of Women in Mexico: Sexual Exploitation and Reproductive Health Status Chapter Seven: Selling Bodies and Sexual Exploitation: Prostitution in Mexico Chapter Eight: U.S.-Mexico Borderland Female Sex Workers: Family Responsibilities and Risks for Depression Part III. North America Chapter Nine: From Street Corner to Statehouse: Survivors' Struggle for Civil Rights Chapter Ten: The Identity of Prostituted Women and Implications for Clinical Practice Chapter Eleven: The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in New York City Chapter Twelve: Collapsing This Hushed House: Deconstructing Cultural Images Of Child Prostitution in the United States Chapter Thirteen: The Regulation of Adult Sex Work and its Impact on the Safety, Security, and Well-Being of People Working in the Sex Industry in Canada Chapter Fourteen: Canadian University Students and the Sex Trade Part IV. Global Chapter Fifteen: The Bartering of Female Sexuality Through the Ages Chapter Sixteen: On a Street Corner Near You: Pimps as Practitioners of Torture Chapter Seventeen: There is Not a Condom for This: The Clash between HIV/AIDS Prevention and Sex Trafficking Abolition Chapter Eighteen: Collaboration and Conflict: Exploring the Intersections Between The Prostitution and Anti-Trafficking Communities
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This two-volume set comprising 34 chapters written by scholars from a wide variety of countries shows the diversity of perspectives on the commercial sex industry. The editors have achieved something that is rare in scholarship - an interdisciplinary and intersectoral lens on prostitution and trafficking that challenges the myth that they are synonymous, yet at the same time shows their frequent intersection with economic marginalization, social exclusion and repressive legal frameworks that restrict human rights for some of the most vulnerable populations. The authors also engage insightfully with both theoretical and practical issues emerging from this key arena of gender politics and policy. -- Cecilia Benoit, University of Victoria, Canada This two volume edition provides some intriguing insights into the sex industry in developed and developing countries. It is an interesting and informative collection of opinion pieces from around the world, some evidence-based and others informed by the philosophical position of the author. The contributions, therefore, provide a diversity of perspectives from those advocating the total abolition of sex work, to those arguing for decriminalization to minimize harm to sex workers and acknowledge the human rights of this population. -- Dr. Gillian Abel, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand
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About Celia Williamson

Rochelle L. Dalla is associate professor of Child, Youth, and Family Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Lynda M. Baker was an associate professor (retired 2010) in the School of Library and Information Science at Wayne State University. John DeFrain is professor of Child, Youth, and Family Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Celia Williamson is a professor in the Department of Social Work at the University of Toledo.
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