Transnational Prostitution: Changing Patterns in a Global Context
Susanne Thorbek, Bandana Pattanaik
Bloomsbury Academic, 2002 - Social Science - 237 pages
Patterns of prostitution, like so much else in our increasingly inter-connected world, are changing radically, as the investigations in this volume dramatically show. The question of migrant prostitutes in the West may be much debated, but it is little researched. This collection makes a radical break with the current media focus on human trafficking and the old habit of simply blaming the victim. What emerges is a nuanced and empirically grounded portrait of the complexities of prostitution across national boundaries today.
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POLICIES ON PROSTITUTION From a feminist perspective , it is important to see
prostitution in its social , economic and political context , and equally important to
consider the power relations involved . There is little doubt about the influence ...
involved in a well - organized international crime syndicate who took advantage
of their situation of poverty at home and their illegal status in Canada , forcing the
women to work for next to nothing while the ' pimps ' and others stood to earn ...
It is preferable to find ways of ensuring that society and the individuals involved
learn to minimise the harm done . By making the activities of prostitutes more
open and more tolerable - by ' normalising ' them – the risk of infection , coercion
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