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Sex Work, Policy & Politics

Second Edition

December 2017 | 296 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The field of sex work has undergone a massive expansion in the past ten years. In this new Second Edition, three leading researchers come together to provide an interdisciplinary outline of sex work. This book provides comprehensive coverage of key areas common to the study of the female sex industry, as well as considering issues relating to male and transgender sex workers, young people who are sexually exploited, and migrant sex workers. It also includes discussion of more recent forms of commercial sex such as Internet-based sex work.

International in perspective, Prostitution: Sex Work, Policy & Politics combines sociological approaches with criminology and criminal justice studies, social policy, health research, and sexuality studies.

Chapter 1 - The Sociology of Sex Work
Chapter 2 - The Cultural Context of Commerce and Sex
Chapter 3 - Sex Workers and Sex Work
Chapter 4 - Children, Young People and CSEC
Chapter 5 - Buying Sexual Services
Chapter 6 - Sex Workers, Labour Rights and Unionization
Chapter 7 - Crime Justice and the Sex Industry in the UK
Chapter 8 - Communities, Services and Welfare
Chapter 9 - International Models of Regulating Sex Work
Chapter 10 - Globalisation and the Sex Trade
Chapter 11 - Researching the Sex Industry

A well considered, thought provoking and comprehensive study which, refreshingly, gives due regard to male/transgender sex workers and exploitation. A must read for policing, criminal investigation and criminology students. It would also be a beneficial read for those in the health and social care service

Ms Tina Billington-Hughes - De Montfort University
Faculty of Health & Life Sciences, De Montfort University
December 11, 2018

Very interseting aspects to this text. Gives the reader a clear level of knowledge.

Miss sharron stillyards
health and social care, North Lindsey College
January 29, 2018
Key features
  • Updated summaries of policy and law, particularly in relation to UK legal changes from 2008 onwards
  • Methodological insights and discussions on ethics, fieldwork, and participatory action research
  • New images and case studies from the authors’ research projects

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1 - The Sociology of Sex Work

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