Global Perspectives on Prostitution and Sex Trafficking

Global Perspectives on Prostitution and Sex Trafficking : Africa, Asia, Middle East, and Oceania

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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 chapters 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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  • Paperback | 348 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 20.32mm | 566.99g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0739184474
  • 9780739184479

Table of contents

Introduction Part I. Africa Chapter One: Perspectives of Women Sex Workers about Street-Level Prostitution in Botswana Chapter Two: Adolescents' Prostitution and the Educational Prospects of the Girl-Child in Nigeria Chapter Three: Tourism and Prostitution in West Africa: A Glimpse of the "Roamers" in Ghana Chapter Four: Child Sexual Exploitation in Kenya Part II. Asia Chapter Five: Prostitution in India: A Global Problem Chapter Six: Galtung's Unified Theory of Violence and its Implications for Human Trafficking: A Case Study of Sex Workers in West Bengal India Chapter Seven: Desiring Motherhood, Selling Sex: Women in Kolkata's Commercial Sex Trade Chapter Eight: Urbanization, Gender, Rights, and HIV/AIDS Risk: The Case of Female Commercial Sex Workers in China Chapter Nine: Well and Truly Fucked: Transwomen, Stigma, Sex Work, and Sexual Health in South to East Asia Chapter Ten: Prostitution in Indonesia Part III. Middle East Chapter Eleven: Jewish Sources and Trafficking in Women Chapter Twelve: Unveiling Prostitution and Human Trafficking in Israel Chapter Thirteen: Immigration, Women, and Prostitution: The Case of Women from the Former Soviet Union in Israel Chapter Fourteen: Prostitution in Morocco: Implications for Research Directions Part IV. Oceania Chapter Fifteen: Oscillations in the Regulation of the Sex Industry in New South Wales, Australia: Disorderly or Pragmatic? Chapter Sixteen: Reworking Sex: Prostitution in the Pacific and the Position for Law Reform
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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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