Sex Work Now

Sex Work Now

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Sex Work Now provides an authoritative overview of female sex work and policy in the UK, and addresses a number of key contemporary issues and debates. These include sex worker unionization, migrant sex work and trafficking, communities and sex work, male clients of sex workers, the policing of prostitution, zoning of street sex work, young people and sexual exploitation, drug use and sex work, exiting, violence and sex work. Throughout the book is shaped by the lives and experiences of sex workers themselves drawing on applied, policy or participatory action research. This book approaches the subject from an interdisciplinary perspective, cutting across conventional boundaries of sociology, criminology, politics and social policy. Contributors to the book include academics, researchers, practitioners and activists who are among the leading commentators on prostitution in the UK. provides overview of sex work in UK considers impact of recent legislation and policy, especially Sex Offences Act 2003 focus on lives and experiences of sex workers themselves
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 25.4mm | 612g
  • Willan Publishing
  • Cullompton, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1843920964
  • 9781843920960
  • 887,037

Table of contents

Introduction and overview: Maggie O'Neill (Staffordshire University) and Rosie Campbell (NACRO); 1 The policing and regulation of sex work, Phil Hubbard (Loughborough University); 2 Female street sex work and communities, Maggie O'Neill (Staffordshire University) and Rosie Campbell (NACRO); 3 Zoning street sex work, Marieke Van Doornick (A. De Graaf Foundation) and Rosie Campbell (NACRO); 4 Behind the personal ads: the indoor female sex markets in Britain, Teela Sanders (Leeds University); 5 The conundrum of women's agency: migrations and the sex industry, Laura Augustin (The Open University); 6 Murder made easy: the final solution to prostitution? Hilary Kinnell (UK of Sex Work Projects); 7 Sex work and problem drug use: the links, Tiggy May and Gillian Hunter (London South Bank University); 8 "Finding the 'I' in sexual exploitation: young women's voices within policy and practice", Jenny Pearce (Middlesex University); 9 The clients of female sex workers: men or monsters? Hilary Kinnell (UK of Sex Work Projects) and Rosie Campbell (NACRO); 10 Support services for female sex workers, Jane Pitcher; 11 Sex workers and the labour movement in the UK, Anna Lopes (GMB, International Union of Sex Workers); Index.
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