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I Only Do It for the Money: Pornography, Prostitution, and the Business of Sex

Linda LeMoncheck

in Loose Women, Lecherous Men: A Feminist Philosophy of Sex

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195105568
eISBN:
9780199852949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195105568.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Feminists from a variety of theoretical backgrounds target the sex industry as a paradigm of the institutionalized sexual subordination of women. Liberal feminists, who believe women's sexual ... More


Outcast Bodies: Money, Sex and Desire of Money Boys in Mainland China1

Travis S.K. Kong

in As Normal as Possible: Negotiating Sexuality and Gender in Mainland China and Hong Kong

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099876
eISBN:
9789882206625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099876.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter concentrates on the male sex workers in Beijing and Shanghai. There are forty-five in-depth interviews of money boys mainly coming from rural or semi-rural areas to big cities in China. ... More


Male sex work in the UK: forms, practice and policy implications

Mary Whowell and Justin Gaffney

in Regulating sex for sale: Prostitution policy reform in the UK

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421067
eISBN:
9781447303169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421067.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter highlights some of the progress that has been made in research on male sex work, and explores the diversity of the male scene. It considers the current policy context in England and ... More


Neon Wasteland: On Love, Motherhood, and Sex Work in a Rust Belt Town

Susan Dewey

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520266902
eISBN:
9780520948310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266902.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This book examines the lives of five topless dancers in the economically devastated “rust belt” of upstate New York. With insight and empathy, the book shows how these women negotiate their lives as ... More


Survival Sex and Hiv/aids In an African City

Richard Parker, Regina Maria Barbosa, and Peter Aggleton

in Framing the Sexual Subject: The Politics of Gender, Sexuality, and Power

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520218369
eISBN:
9780520922754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520218369.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter discusses the political economy of sexual oppression. It maps the diverse social and cultural spaces of female and male sex work, and studies the intersecting structures of economic ... More


Introduction

Gillian Abel and Lisa Fitzgerald

in Taking the crime out of sex work: New Zealand sex workers' fight for decriminalisation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847423344
eISBN:
9781447303664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847423344.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

Prior to the passing of the Prostitution Reform Act of 2003 (PRA), although sex work in New Zealand was not deemed illegal, the activities associated with it, such as soliciting, brothel keeping, ... More


Chilecito and Spanishtown

Edward Dallam Melillo

in Strangers On Familiar Soil: Rediscovering the Chile-California Connection

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300206623
eISBN:
9780300216486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300206623.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter focuses on the communities known as Chilecito (Little Chile) and Spanishtown formed by Latin American immigrants in the nineteenth century. These sites were once focal points of the ... More


The Limits of “Heterosexual AIDS”: Ethnographic Research on Tourism and Male Sexual Labor in the Dominican Republic

Mark B. Padilla

in Anthropology and Public Health: Bridging Differences in Culture and Society

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195374643
eISBN:
9780199865390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374643.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

For nearly two decades, the AIDS epidemic in the Caribbean—now showing HIV prevalence rates that are second only to Sub-Saharan Africa—has been officially described in public health and ... More


Introduction

Susan Dewey

in Neon Wasteland: On Love, Motherhood, and Sex Work in a Rust Belt Town

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520266902
eISBN:
9780520948310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266902.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes the lives of people who engage in sex work, through a combination of ethnographic analysis and self-representation. Sex work is always embedded in a life matrix of individual ... More


Introduction: “We Have Voices”

Chi Adanna Mgbako

in To Live Freely in This World: Sex Worker Activism in Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479817566
eISBN:
9781479844647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479817566.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The introduction presents the issue of sex workers’ rights and the movement in Africa through both first-hand examples and stories as well as historical, societal, and scholarly context. It also sets ... More


What's anti-social about sex work? Governance through the changing representation of prostitution's incivility

Jane Scoular, Jane Pitcher, Rosie Campbell, Phil Hubbard, and Maggie O'Neill

in Regulating sex for sale: Prostitution policy reform in the UK

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421067
eISBN:
9781447303169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421067.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter utilizes both critical and empirical forms of enquiry to uncover the relationship between dominant constructions of the ‘problem of prostitution’ and the associated norms that operate ... More


Introduction: “We Have Voices”

Chi Adanna Mgbako

in To Live Freely in This World: Sex Worker Activism in Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479817566
eISBN:
9781479844647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479817566.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The introduction presents the issue of sex workers’ rights and the movement in Africa through both first-hand examples and stories as well as historical, societal, and scholarly context. It also sets ... More


Working It: Prostitution and the Social Construction of Sexual Desire

Carisa R. Showden

in Choices Women Make: Agency in Domestic Violence, Assisted Reproduction, and Sex Work

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816655953
eISBN:
9781452946092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816655953.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter examines the interplay between agency, victimization, and social construction of sexual desire for the practice of women’s agency in sex work. Sexuality, in application to sex work, ... More


Taking the crime out of sex work: New Zealand sex workers' fight for decriminalisation

Gillian Abel, Lisa Fitzgerald, and Catherine Healy (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847423344
eISBN:
9781447303664
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847423344.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

New Zealand was the first country in the world to decriminalise all sectors of sex work. This book looks its experience of decriminalisation. It provides first-hand views and experiences of this ... More


Negotiating Sex Work: Unintended Consequences of Policy and Activism

Carisa R. Showden and Samantha Majic (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689583
eISBN:
9781452949338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689583.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Negotiating Sex Work provides a timely and necessary intervention in to current public and political debates about sex work, debates which are primarily divided between those who view selling sexual ... More


“I Have My Own Room on 139th Street”: Black Women and the Urban Sex Economy

LaShawn Harris

in Sex Workers, Psychics, and Numbers Runners: Black Women in New York City's Underground Economy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040207
eISBN:
9780252098420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040207.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores black women's multilayered roles within New York's sex commerce, moving beyond widely accepted historical interpretations that position black sex laborers primarily as street ... More


The Intermediate Range of Practice

Matthew H. Sommer

in Polyandry and Wife-Selling In Qing Dynasty China: Survival Strategies and Judicial Interventions

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520287037
eISBN:
9780520962194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287037.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter analyzes the mid-range of practices between the opposite poles of polyandry and wife sale, including transactional polyamory, marital prostitution (either with husband as pimp or with ... More


Policing Pleasure: Sex Work, Policy, and the State in Global Perspective

Susan Dewey and Patty Kelly (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785089
eISBN:
9780814785102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785089.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Mónica waits in the Anti-Venereal Medical Service of the Zona Galactica, the legal, state-run brothel where she works in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico. Surrounded by other sex workers, she clutches the ... More


Polyandry and Wife-Selling In Qing Dynasty China: Survival Strategies and Judicial Interventions

Matthew H. Sommer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520287037
eISBN:
9780520962194
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287037.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book uses over 1,200 legal cases from Qing dynasty archives to analyze polyandry, wife-selling, and other practices that mobilized a woman’s sexual and reproductive labor to help support her ... More


Sex Work, Migration, and Mental Health in Shenzhen

Willa Dong and Yu Cheng

in Learning from Shenzhen: China's Post-Mao Experiment from Special Zone to Model City

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226401096
eISBN:
9780226401263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226401263.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

Sex workers represent an important group of migrants to Shenzhen. This chapter presents a study of female sex workers and their mental health needs, complicating our understanding of how gender has ... More


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