The Global Sex Trade

The Global Sex Trade : Economics, Policy and the State

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Trafficking in women for commercial sex is the world's fastest growing transnational criminal phenomenon. The Global Sex Trade looks at the reality behind this shocking fact, showing how this situation has come about and how it can be changed. In a distinctive and original analysis Karie A. Gubbins shows the connection between neoliberal economic development and the growth of the global sex trade. The sex industry creates the demand and, increasingly, trafficking is one form of supply. The result is a mutually beneficial relationship between legal and illegal economies that has allowed the global sex trade to expand and move freely across borders in recent decades. The Global Sex Trade illuminates the economic and political forces involved in women's exploitation and outlines routes to sexual equality. It is a pioneering contribution which will spark debate amongst feminists and students in gender studies, political science and sociology.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 134.87 x 214.88 x 27.94mm | 453.59g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745330959
  • 9780745330952
  • 2,167,038

About Karie A. Gubbins

Karie A. Gubbins is an Adjunct Professor in the Women's and Gender Studies Department at William Paterson University. She has written on feminism and prostitution for ZNet and France24 and is a former board member of the North Jersey Coalition Against Trafficking.show more

Table of contents

1. Sex Trafficking and Neoliberal Globalization 2. The Global Sex Industry 3. Feminist Paradigms 4. Prohibition (Thailand and the Ukraine) 5. Regulation (the Netherlands and Germany) 6. Abolition (France and Sweden) 7. The United States 8. Towards Practical Policy Approaches Conclusion Notes Bibliography Indexshow more