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Making Sense of Prostitution - Joanna Phoenix

Making Sense of Prostitution

Hardcover Published: April 1999
ISBN: 9780333749890
Number Of Pages: 200

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An analysis of the conditions in which women are sustained within prostitution in Britain at the end of the millennium. Based on an empirical study, it is a glimpse into how some women, who live lives completely torn apart by poverty and violence, are able to understand their lives in prostitution.

'...tightly structured and clear...it is refreshing to find such a well-researched and well-written book that confronts and exposes both the good and the bad things about being a street prostitute in a big city at the millennium.' - The British Journal of Criminology 'A complex and sensitive portrait.' - American Journal of Sociology

List of Tablesp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Prostitution Enclosed
Prostitutes, Prostitution and the Lawp. 19
Ways of Talking about Prostitutes and Prostitutionp. 35
Prostitution Disclosed
Risk, Poverty, Poncing and the Contradictions of Involvement in Prostitutionp. 73
Men, Money, Violence and Identityp. 125
Conclusionp. 185
Notesp. 190
Bibliographyp. 192
Indexp. 198
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ISBN: 9780333749890
ISBN-10: 0333749898
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: April 1999
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 1