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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The public debate around sexuality has changed a lot too . Ehrenreich et al . (
1986 ) argued that the so - called sexual revolution was mainly a women ' s
revolution : men have always fooled around , but now women are demanding
Western women are known to be sexually active , and therefore accessible ,
while Moroccan or Muslim women are either decent or ... As said above , sexual
encounters outside marriage ( zina ' : fornication , adultery , whoredom ) are
It might also be pointed out that many women performing artists were seen as '
immoral because of their alleged liberal attitude to sexual codes . The description
of sex work as entertainment work takes prostitution beyond the paradigm of ...
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