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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Traffickers and smugglers are seen by prostitutes , for instance , as both
exploitative and as helpers ( like travel agents , only rather more expensive ) . It is
common in the rich world today to define anyone who arranges for a prostitute to
Prostitution was seen as yet another form of violence against women . By the
1990s , aspects of ROKS radical thinking had permeated the wider women's
movement and finally mainstream public opinion . The women's sections of all
The fact that some women ( or men ) can sell sex and give the power to some
men ( or women ) to buy it is somehow seen as demeaning for all human beings .
Sex - workers ' groups maintain that the demand to recognize sex work as work ...
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