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 ' third parties ' . They seldom argue for broader economic and social reforms
but campaign for more legislation against prostitution . In some cases ( as in
Denmark ) it is not criminal to sell sexual satisfaction but it is criminal to pay a
ELEVEN Migrant Sex - workers in Canada NOULMOOK SUTDHIBHASILP In
Canada , prostitution is one of the few areas of consensual sexual activity that is
still subject to legal control and punitive measures under criminal laws ( Allain
1996 ) ...
In all , none of the articles raised questions as to whether the presently biased
criminal laws outlawing sex work and immigration policies contributed to
encouraging the conditions that allowed for the exploitation of the women .
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