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Inhaltsangabe: This imaginative and comprehensive introduction to the sex industry is as welcome as it is timely.... This is a rewarding and topical book that I would urge all interested parties to consult. Graham Scambler, Professor of Medical Sociology, University College London.

A remarkably thorough analysis of prostitution in contemporary society. Situating sex work at the intersection of economy, occupation, and emotion, the authors illuminate the complex forces that shape prostitution within an emerging global order. Bringing their analysis full circle, they close with a helpful exploration of the methods by which researchers are able to investigate an area of such danger and controversy. All in all, a courageous and important book.

Jeff Ferrell, Visiting Professor of Criminology, University of Kent, UK, and Professor of Sociology, Texas Christian University, USA.

This excellent text fills a gap in the market as it explores the full range of issues covering sex work, policy and politics....A fascinating and informative text which will become the leading handbook in this area.

Dr Louise Westmarland, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, The Open University

Many commentators have attempted to analyze and explain the nature of prostitution. However, this is the first textbook to offer a complete overview of the way it operates within contemporary society, its characteristics, organzational structures and cultural contexts. The book also explores how criminal, social and health policies have sought to regulate and control the selling of sex.

This introduction to the sociology and criminology of sex work is:

" comprehensive - covering all key areas common to the study of the female sex industry and also includes male and transgender sex work, and the sexual exploitation of young people

" interdisciplinary - combining sociological approaches with criminology, criminal justice studies, social policy, health research and sexuality studies

" comparative - including the international context of the sex industry, drawing on European and other examples of law, regulation and systems that govern the sex industry

" student-focused - offering a lively writing style, case studies, summaries of relevant legislation, study questions and guidance on further reading

" accessible - assisting student learning and aiding lecturers in their teaching.

Written by leading experts with over 20 years' experience in researching and teaching in the field, this is a must for all criminology, criminal justice and sociology students taking modules in sex industry and prostitution studies. It will also appeal to those in gender studies and social policy.

Über den Autor: After gaining a D.Phil from Oxford University, I took up a post at the School in 2003. Before coming to Leeds, I was a social worker in child protection. My research interests have largely focused on various aspects of the British sex industry, represented in two monographs and a textbook. I continue links with grassroots organisations where the crossroads of research output and change lies.

Maggie O'Neill is Senior Editor in Sociology at Staffordshire University


Regina Becker-Schmidt University of Hanover

Barbara Engh University of Leeds

Hilde Heynen Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Gudrun-Axeli Knapp University of Hanover

Jane graduated in Philosophy from the University of London in 1980 and since then has undertaken an MA in European Studies at the University of Bradford (1992) and an MRes Social Research at Loughborough University (2010). Jane has more than 20 years? research and evaluation expertise in voluntary, academic and public sector organisations, particularly applying qualitative and collaborative methods. She has undertaken research and published on sex work and services to sex workers, criminal justice and community safety, young people and labour market disadvantage. Previous research experience includes: Research Fellow, Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick, 1994-2000; Research and Evaluation Manager, Nacro, 2000-2004; Independent Social Researcher, 2004-2009. Jane is also academic representative on the Board of the UK Network of Sex Work Projects (2010 ? current). Her research interests include: The UK sex industry; intimate labour and body work; labour market structures and gender; grounded theory and qualitative methodologies.

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Verlag: SAGE Publications Ltd Sep 2009 (2009)
ISBN 10: 184787066X ISBN 13: 9781847870667
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Buchbeschreibung SAGE Publications Ltd Sep 2009, 2009. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 243x171x13 mm. Neuware - After gaining a D.Phil from Oxford University, I took up a post at the School in 2003. 232 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781847870667

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