The Subject of Prostitution

Sex Work, Law and Social Theory

Author: Jane Scoular

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131769645X

Category: Law

Page: 190

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The Subject of Prostitution offers a distinctive analysis of the links between prostitution and social theory in order to advance a critical analysis of the relationship of law to sex work. Using the lens of social theory to disrupt fixed meanings the book provides an advanced analytical framework through which to understand the complexity and contingencies of sex work in late modernity. The book analyses contemporary citizenship discourse and the law's ability to meet the competing demands of empowerment by sex workers and protection by radical feminists who view prostitution as the epitome of patriarchal sexual and economic relations. Its central focus is the role of law in both structuring and responding to the 'problem of prostitution'. By developing a distinctive constitutive approach to law, the author offers a more advanced analytical framework from which to understand how law matters in contemporary debates and also suggests how law could matter in more imaginative justice reforms. This is particularly pertinent in a period of unprecedented legal reform, both internationally and nationally, as legal norms simultaneously attempt to protect, empower and criminalise parties involved in the purchase of sexual services. The Subject of Prostitution aims to overcome the current aporia in these debates and suggest new ways to engage with the subject and law. As such, The Subject of Prostitution provides an advanced theoretical resource for policymakers, researchers and activists involved in contemporary struggles over the meanings and place of sex work in late modernity.
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Assessing Prostitution Policies in Europe

Author: Synnøve Økland Jahnsen,Hendrik Wagenaar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429637896

Category: Social Science

Page: 406

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Once again, prostitution occupies a prominent position on public and political agendas, both nationally and internationally. A topic of concern and interest within social and academic realms, it is a highly moralised, contested issue that is at the centre of heated and drawn-out debates. With each chapter dedicated to a separate country and written by a national authority on the subject, Assessing European Prostitution Policies seeks to explore how prostitution is regulated in 21 European countries, thus drawing out important implications for an effective and humane prostitution policy. Indeed, this innovative volume brings together systematic accounts of how national and local forms of governance influence the commercial market for sex as well as the lives of sex workers and third parties. All chapters cover the history of prostitution policy, national laws regulating prostitution, policy formulation and implementation, the national discourse on prostitution, the gap between national and local regulation, the impact of policy on the lives and rights of sex workers, and sex worker advocacy organizations. In addition to this, the authors examine and highlight how immigration, labour, fiscal and welfare law have as much impact on the sex trade as designated prostitution law. A unique interdisciplinary title that is comprehensive in its coverage, Assessing European Prostitution Policies will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students, postdoctoral researchers, sex worker advocacy organisations and policy makers interested in fields such as Sexuality and Prostitution, Public Policy, Criminology and Gender Studies.
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The Structures of The Criminal Law

Author: Lindsay Farmer,S. E. Marshall,Massimo Renzo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199644314

Category: Law

Page: 233

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This volume is concerned with three structures of criminal law the internal structure of the law itself; the place of criminal law within the larger structure of law; and the relationships between legal, social and political structures.
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Sexing the subject of law

Author: Ngaire Naffine,Rosemary J. Owens

Publisher: Lawbook Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 299

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This collection of essays offers a clear but critical feminist account of the legal person. All branches of law have their version of a person - the person in international law is the state and the person of corporations law is the corporation. In labour law, the person is the worker. Missing from legal theory has been a critical evaluation of its subject, especially from a feminist point of view. This book asks, do legal persons have a sex and a sexuality? For example, is it possible to say that the state is male or female or that the corporation has a sex? Does law construct of discover its subject?
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Sex Work in Southeast Asia

The Place of Desire in a Time of AIDS

Author: Lisa Law

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134602103

Category: Science

Page: 160

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Southeast Asian sex workers are stereotypically understood as passive victims of the political economy, and submissive to western men. The advent of HIV/AIDS only compounds this image. Sex Work in Southeast Asia is a cultural critique of HIV/AIDS prevention programmes targetting sex tourism industries in Southeast Asia.
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Weberian Sociological Theory

Author: Randall Collins,Collins Randall,Professor of Sociology Randall Collins,Randall Alfred Collins

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521314268

Category: Social Science

Page: 356

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A new interpretation of Weberian sociology, showing its relevance to current world isues.
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Prostitution and Pornography

Philosophical Debate about the Sex Industry

Author: Jessica Spector

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804749381

Category: Philosophy

Page: 465

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This collection of new and classic writings about the sex industry asks us to think about the differences between our society's treatment of prostitution and pornography, while investigating how liberalism deals with the sex industry in general.
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