Sex, Work and Sex Work

Eroticizing Organization

Author: Joanna Brewis,Stephen Linstead

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134621787

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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Sex is much more rife in the workplace than many would think according to this fascinating and controversial new book. It argues that not only does sexuality pervade every aspect of organizations, but also that organization pervades every aspect of our sexuality. This two-way conceptualization lends the book a two-part structure, covering firstly the ways in which organizational behaviour is shaped through issues such as male managers' experience of violence, organizational constructions of sexual harassment, and professionals who work with sex offenders. The second part of the book examines how sex is organized for commercial purposes, and considers sex work as an industry which can be analyzed as any other, with important insights for normal organizing. Key features of the book include sections on: * organizing as sexual activity * connecting desire, the erotic, the abject and organization * the 'hidden' penetration of organization processes by sexuality * the 'dark side' of sex and organization and the importance of transgression * the double effect of discursive and material placing * organizing sexuality within prostitution * prostitution as a complex and varied industry. Fascinating and informative, this controversial book is a valuable source of information for postgraduates and researchers in the fields of business, management and sexuality and gender studies.
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Of Vice and Women

Shades of Prostitution

Author: Margareth Järvinen

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 191

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This work discusses society's attempts to define and understand sexual relations, whether in the form of public or secluded encounters. Using three general perspectives to classify earlier and more recent research, Jarvinen analyzes the content and implications of these theoretical frameworks. She shows that the the systematization of controlling prostitution as a "functionalist" approach starkly demonstrates the underlying assumptions of past--and, to a certain extent, current--strategies to control commercial sex. The author fully acknowledges the feminist perspective of prostitution and its disclosure of gender biased power relations. Her efforts to interweave "constructionist" thinking with a massive empirical analysis of the control of prostitution merit special attention.
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Social Pedagogy for the Entire Lifespan

Author: Jacob Kornbeck,Niels Rosendal Jensen

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3867417423

Category:

Page: 268

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The ambition of this two-volume publication is to illustrate the applicability of social pedagogy - as an academic and professional paradigm - to work with the most diverse target populations. It is launched at a moment when important and highly interesting developments can be observed in the United Kingdom: a country without a traditional social pedagogy model has started importing social pedagogy from countries with a social pedagogy tradition. Social Pedagogy for the Entire Lifespan illustrates how social pedagogy - as a model in theory and practice - has been and is currently being used, around and across Europe, for work with people of all age groups. Volume II proposes chapters on work with adults (including social problems, physical and mental disabilities) and older people, written by authors based in Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. Readers will find chapters discussing the implications regarding the use of educational theories to conceptualise social pedagogy, as well as the relevance of life-long learning debates, not only in academia but also in politics. The global (worldwide) dimension is covered by a chapter on the relationship between Latin American and European social pedagogy.
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International Feminist Perspectives in Criminology

Engendering a Discipline

Author: Nicole Hahn Rafter,Frances Heidensohn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

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This collection of essays brings together an international range of contributors who outline and analyze the impact of feminism on criminology in their countries. The book provides an overview of the subject, enabling international comparisons to be made.
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Rethinking Prostitution

Purchasing Sex in the 1990s

Author: Graham Scambler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134807007

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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The growth of AIDS has focused renewed attention on the institution of prostitution. In contrast to the moral panic reaction of some sectors of society, very different initiatives are being displayed by other groups in relation to the need to scrutinize the social, moral and legal status of prostitution and to reflect on the arguments in support of and against legalising brothels, paying particular concern to prostitutes' own health. Rethinking Prostitution covers male as well as female sex workers and considers in detail their status in law; drugs; issues of health and health care; the changing nature of sex work; partners, boyfriends and pimps; and the potential for redefining prostitution. By drawing on the expertise of researchers across all aspects of the industry, this up-to-date text focuses on an institution and industry ripe for re-assessment. Rethinking Prostitution will be of considerable interest to students, lecturers and researchers in medical sociology and women's studies as well as to social workers in training and practice.
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Policing in Finland

The Cultural Basis of Law Enforcement

Author: Ni He,Dilip K. Das

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 156

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This book illustrates the reciprocal relationship between Finnish culture and Finnish policing. Cultural values, socio-economic and political backgrounds are used as the foundation to explain how the police work in Finland. Unlike many nations, the Finns consistently rank their police force as the most trustworthy among all the public institutions. In turn, the police benefit from a progressive culture in which tolerance, justice, and equality are highly practised values.
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Finland

Author: John Ernest Oliver Screen

Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 246

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Updated from the 1981 edition to include works from after Finland joined the European Union in 1995. Cites and briefly describes sources on geography, history, population, religion, politics and government, economy and finance, employment, the environment, education, languages, literature, arts, periodicals, and other aspects of the country. Also cites children's books, encyclopedias, and other bibliographies. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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