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Prostitution, Trafficking, and Traumatic Stress : Monograph Published Simultaneously As the Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, Vol. 12, Nos. 1/2 and Vol. 13, No. 1 Ser. - Melissa Farley

Prostitution, Trafficking, and Traumatic Stress

Monograph Published Simultaneously As the Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, Vol. 12, Nos. 1/2 and Vol. 13, No. 1 Ser.

Hardcover Published: January 2004
ISBN: 9780789023780
Number Of Pages: 384

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Prostitution, Trafficking, and Traumatic Stress offers the reader an analysis of prostitution and trafficking as organized interpersonal violence. Even in academia, law, and public health, prostitution is often misunderstood as "sex work." The book's 32 contributors offer clinical examples, analysis, and original research that counteract common myths about the harmlessness of prostitution.
Prostitution, Trafficking, and Traumatic Stress extensively documents the violence that runs like a constant thread throughout all types of prostitution, including escort, brothel, trafficking, strip club, pornography, and street prostitution. Prostitutes are always subjected to verbal sexual harassment and often have a lengthy history of trauma, including childhood sexual abuse and emotional neglect, racism, economic discrimination, rape, and other physical and sexual violence.
International in scope, the book contains cutting-edge contributions from clinical experts in traumatic stress, from attorneys and advocates who work with trafficked women, adolescents, and children and also prostituted women and men. A number of chapters address the complexity of treating the psychological symptoms resulting from prostitution and trafficking. Others address the survivor's need for social supports, substance abuse treatment, peer support, and culturally relevant services. To stay up-to-date on this powerful subject, visit the "Traffick Jamming" blog at http: //www.prostitutionresearch.com/blog.
Prostitution, Trafficking, and Traumatic Stress examines: The connections between prostitution, incest, sexual harassment, rape, and domestic violence
Clinical symptoms common among those in prostitution, including dissociation, posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, and substance abuse
Peer support programs for women escaping prostitution
Culturally relevant services for women escaping prostitution
The connection between prostitution and trafficking, including trafficking from Mexico to the United States, and prostitution of adolescents in Cambodian brothels
Online prostitution
How gay male pornography harms gay men
Accessing public assistance funds for survivors of prostitution
Arguments against legalizing or decriminalizing prostitution From the editor's Preface:
Prostitution is to the community what incest is to the family.
Slavery, at its height, was normalized in the United States as unpleasant but inevitable, yet it is now considered to be an institution that violated human rights. Perhaps we will at some point in the future look back on prostitution/trafficking with a similar historical perspective. It is my hope that this book will assist the reader in understanding prostitution and trafficking and in how to help women and children escape it.

Preface: Prostitution, Trafficking, and Traumatic Stressp. xi
Introduction: Hidden in Plain Sight: Clinical Observations on Prostitutionp. 1
Understanding Prostitution and Trafficking as Organized Interpersonal Violence
Sister Oppressions: A Comparison of Wife Battering and Prostitutionp. 17
Prostitution and Trafficking in Nine Countries: An Update on Violence and Posttraumatic Stress Disorderp. 33
Prostitution and Trauma in U.S. Rape Lawp. 75
Gay Male Pornography's "Actors": When "Fantasy" Isn'tp. 93
Prostitution Onlinep. 115
From Duty to Despair: Brothel Prostitution in Cambodiap. 133
Prostitution and Trafficking of Women and Children from Mexico to the United Statesp. 147
Prostitution and Trafficking in Women: An Intimate Relationshipp. 167
Healing from Prostitution and Trafficking
Emotional Experiences of Performing Prostitutionp. 187
Dissociation Among Women in Prostitutionp. 199
Providing Services to African American Prostituted Womenp. 213
The Importance of Supportive Relationships Among Women Leaving Prostitutionp. 223
PEERS: The Prostitutes' Empowerment, Education and Resource Societyp. 239
Been There Done That: SAGE, a Peer Leadership Model Among Prostitution Survivorsp. 255
Living in Longing: Prostitution, Trauma Recovery, and Public Assistancep. 267
Ten Reasons for Not Legalizing Prostitution and a Legal Response to the Demand for Prostitutionp. 315
Author Indexp. 333
Subject Indexp. 341
Table of Contents provided by Rittenhouse. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780789023780
ISBN-10: 0789023784
Series: Monograph Published Simultaneously As the Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, Vol. 12, Nos. 1/2 and Vol. 13, No. 1 Ser.
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: January 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 15.2  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 1

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