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Geetanjali Gangoli and Nicole Westmarland

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9781861346728

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861346728.001.0001

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Introduction: approaches to prostitution

Introduction: approaches to prostitution

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(p.viii) (p.1) One Introduction: approaches to prostitution
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International approaches to prostitution
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Nicole Westmarland

Geetanjali Gangoli

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861346728.003.0002

The issue of prostitution brings to the fore many of the contradictions in feminist politics, and the ambivalence in dealing with issues of sexuality reflected both in Asian and Western feminist politics. This chapter presents a brief insight into how our own personal views on prostitution have developed in order to ‘situate’ or ‘locate’ our knowledge about it. The rest of this book tries to move away from the individual perspectives on prostitution. It is divided into two parts: the first looks at prostitution in Europe, and the second in Asia. An overview of the chapters included in the book is also given.

Keywords:   prostitution, Asian feminist politics, Western feminist politics, sexuality, India, England

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