Understanding Sex for Sale: Meanings and Moralities of Sexual Commerce

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Abstract

This book Understanding Sex for Sale: Meanings and Moralities of Sexual Commerce is dedicated to the exploration of the ways in which sex prostitution, sex work or sex for sale are taken for granted by particularly looking at how the relation between sex and money is interpreted and enacted. This interdisciplinary book aims to understand how prostitution, sex work or sex for sale are defined, delineated, contested and understood in different places and times.

The book offers contributions from a number of scholars who, based on their on their own research, discuss on going theoretical issues and analytical challenges Some chapters focuses on how prostitution, sex work or sex for sale have been regulated by the authorities and what understandings this regulation builds on. Other chapters investigate the experiences of the sex workers and sex buyers asking how these actors adjust to or resist the categorisation processes, control and stigma they are subjected to, while a third group of chapters discuss contemporary definitional issues produced by various actors tasked with controlling prostitution or offering social services to its participants. Looking at how prostitution is defined and problematised at different times and in different cultural and societal settings is a way to identify logics and to disclose what at any time is taken for granted in how society approaches prostitution, sex for sale or sex work.
The book will appeal to international scholars and students from across the social sciences and humanities in areas such as sociology, anthropology, criminology, human geography and history as well as migration studies and gender studies.
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This book Understanding Sex for Sale: Meanings and Moralities of Sexual Commerce is dedicated to the exploration of the ways in which sex prostitution, sex work or sex for sale are taken for granted by particularly looking at how the relation between sex and money is interpreted and enacted. This interdisciplinary book aims to understand how prostitution, sex work or sex for sale are defined, delineated, contested and understood in different places and times.

The book offers contributions from a number of scholars who, based on their on their own research, discuss on going theoretical issues and analytical challenges Some chapters focuses on how prostitution, sex work or sex for sale have been regulated by the authorities and what understandings this regulation builds on. Other chapters investigate the experiences of the sex workers and sex buyers asking how these actors adjust to or resist the categorisation processes, control and stigma they are subjected to, while a third group of chapters discuss contemporary definitional issues produced by various actors tasked with controlling prostitution or offering social services to its participants. Looking at how prostitution is defined and problematised at different times and in different cultural and societal settings is a way to identify logics and to disclose what at any time is taken for granted in how society approaches prostitution, sex for sale or sex work.
The book will appeal to international scholars and students from across the social sciences and humanities in areas such as sociology, anthropology, criminology, human geography and history as well as migration studies and gender studies.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Udgivelses stedOxon
ForlagRoutledge
Antal sider218
ISBN (Trykt)9781138092969
ISBN (Elektronisk)9781315107172
StatusUdgivet - 2018
PublikationsartForskning
Peer reviewJa
NavnInterdisciplinary studies in sex for sale
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