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Routledge International Handbook of Sex Industry Research

1st Edition

Edited by Susan Dewey, Isabel Crowhurst, Chimaraoke Izugbara


620 pages | 13 B/W Illus.

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The Routledge International Handbook of Sex Industry Research unites 45 contributions from researchers, sex workers, activists, and practitioners who live and work in 28 countries throughout the world.

Focusing tightly on the contemporary state of sex industry research through eight carefully selected themes, this volume sets a clear agenda for future research, activism, and policymaking. Approaching the topic from a multidisciplinary perspective on an expanding field frequently divided by political and ideological conflicts, the handbook clearly establishes the parameters of the field while also showcasing the most vibrant contemporary empirical and theoretical work.

Unprecedented in its global scope, the Routledge International Handbook of Sex Industry Research will appeal to students, researchers, and policy makers interested in fields such as sociology of gender and sexuality; crime, justice, and the sex industry; sociology of work and professions; and sexual politics.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction Susan Dewey, Isabel Crowhurst, and Chimaraoke Izugbara, 2 Sex industry research: key theories, methods, and challenges Susan Dewey, Isabel Crowhurst, and Chimaraoke Izugbara, PART I The research enterprise, 3 The research enterprise: an introduction Susan Dewey, Isabel Crowhurst, and Chimaraoke Izugbara, 4 Selective vision: how disciplinary frames, funding streams, and social policy shape research on sex work David S. Bimbi and Juline A. Koken

5 Redesigning the study of sex work: a case for intersectionality and reflexivity Samantha Majic and Carisa R. Showden

6 First-person singular(s): teasing out multiple meanings in sex work autobiographies Treena Orchard

7 "Sisters of the night": ethical and practical challenges in researching prostitution among minors in Ghana Georgina Yaa Oduro, Samuel Otoo, and Aikins Amoako Asiama

8 An action research project with sex worker peer educators in Lisbon, Portugal: collaboration as a key issue for empowerment Alexandra Oliveira

9 Researchers and gatekeepers in participatory action research in Japan’s sex industry Kaoru Aoyama

PART II Socio-legal practices, 10 Socio-legal practices: an introduction Susan Dewey, Isabel Crowhurst, and Chimaraoke Izugbara

11 Understanding prostitution policy: the challenges to regulating prostitution and how to harness them Hendrik Wagenaar

12 Red-light districts in three Belgian cities Ronald Weitzer

13 Sex worker rights activism and the decriminalisation of sex work in New Zealand Lynzi Armstrong

14 Sex work and the socio-legal space in Nigeria: an update Mfon Umoren Ekpootu

15 "Bridge over troubled water": what sex workers face while embarking on new paths and what helps them leave prostitution in Germany Tzvetina Arsova Netzelmann, Elfriede Steffan, and Barbara Kavemann

16 Exploring resilience among female sex workers in Johannesburg Lawrence Lekau Mamabolo and Khonzi Mbatha

PART III Global knowledge flows, 17 Global knowledge flows: an introduction Susan Dewey, Isabel Crowhurst, and Chimaraoke Izugbara

18 Globally circulating discourses on the sex industry: a focus on three world regions Susan Dewey, Isabel Crowhurst, and Chimaraoke Izugbara

19 Sex trafficking as desaparición [disappearance]: vernacularised human rights discourses in the Argentine anti-trafficking campaign Cecilia Varela

20 Beyond dichotomies: exploring responses to tackling the sex industry in Nepal Shovita Dhakal Adhikari

21 "Something about us for us": exploring ways of making research with sex workers in South Africa Greta Schuler and Elsa Oliveira

22 We need to talk about youth prostitution: a story about the demise of youth prostitution in England and Wales Jo Phoenix

23 The garotos from Brazil: xenophobia and the sex trafficking of men Gregory Mitchell

24 Re-assembling the feminist war machine: state, feminisms and sex workers in Russia Alexander Kondakov and Daniil Zhaivoronok

PART IV Families and intimate relationships, 25 Families and intimate relationships: an introduction Susan Dewey, Isabel Crowhurst, and Chimaraoke Izugbara

26 Understanding the strengths, challenges, and strategies of navigating work life and personal life among sex workers Moshoula Capous-Desyllas, Denice Palacios, Patricia Rivas, and Jessica Hernandez

27 From clients to "friends" or "lovers": Latin American sex workers coping with the economic crisis in Spain Adriana Piscitelli

28 Money talks? Secrecy and money management in the family affective bonds of women who perform sex commerce in Argentina Santiago Morcillo

29 The presence and absence of sex workers’ mothering Marlene Spanger

30 Bridging tourism and prostitution through intimacy: gay men’s sex tourism in Bangkok Yo-Hsin Yang

PART V Clients, 31 Clients: an introduction Susan Dewey, Isabel Crowhurst, and Chimaraoke Izugbara

32 Men in brothels: (homo)sexuality in Rio de Janeiro’s commercial sexual venues Thaddeus Blanchette and Ana Paula da Silva

33 The characteristics and motivations of women who buy sex in Australia Hilary Caldwell and John de Wit

34 The "john": our new folk devil Jerald L. Mosley

35 Men, culture, modernity, and sex work in southeastern Nigeria Valentine C. Ezeh, Joy I. Ugwu, and Festus E. Ngwu

36 Entrepreneurship, network building, and clientelism in China’s hostess bars Tiantian Zheng

PART VI Third parties, 37 Third parties: an introduction Susan Dewey, Isabel Crowhurst, and Chimaraoke Izugbara

38 Multiplicity and demonic alliances: an anthropological approach to the problem of third parties in prostitution José Miguel Nieto Olivar

39 Reflecting on labour exploitation in the sex industry Agata Dziuban and Luca Stevenson

40 Protection through repression? Theorising everyday police interactions with sex workers in Geneva Mira Fey

41 Sex trading in neighbourhood context: facilitation, violence, and the spectrum of young women’s exploitation Lauren Martin

42 Supporting female survivors of sex trafficking in Russia: ethical challenges and dilemmas faced by a counselling psychologist Irina Churakova

PART VII Cultural representations , 43 Cultural representations: an introduction Susan Dewey, Isabel Crowhurst, and Chimaraoke Izugbara

44 Pleasures of the flesh: the image of the prostitute in African literature Caroline Sambai and Peter Simatei

45 Shifting gazes and challenging discourses about sex work and mega-events in Brazil Laura Murray, Ana Paula da Silva, Angela Donini, and Christiane Oliveira

46 Fictions of selling sex: new literatures of queer sex work Patrick Preston

47 State and cross-border sex trade in colonial and post-colonial Nigeria Oluwakemi Abiodun Adesina

48 "Down on whores": considering representations of Jack the Ripper’s victims May-Len Skilbrei and Per Jørgen Ystehede

49 Public encounters with whorephobia: making sense of hostility toward sex worker advocates Elena Jeffreys

50 Two women, two murders: stigmatized media representations of violence against sex workers Rachel Lennon and Pranee Liamputtong

PART VIII Technologies, 51 Technologies: an introduction Susan Dewey, Isabel Crowhurst, and Chimaraoke Izugbara

52 Technology-mediated sex work: fluidity, networking and regulation in the UK Rosie Campbell, Yigit Aydin, Stewart Cunningham, Rebecca Hamer, Kathleen Hill, Camille Melissa, Jane Pitcher, Jane Scoular, Teela Sanders and Matt Valentine-Chase

53 Justice-oriented ecologies: a framework for designing technologies with sex work support services Angelika Strohmayer, Mary Laing, and Rob Comber

54 Selling sexual services in the digital age: flexible work opportunities for the self-employed entrepreneur or precarious unregulated labour? Helen Rand

55 Mobile phone technology: opportunities and perils for female sex workers in India Subadra Panchanadeswaran, Ardra Manasi, Natalie Brooks-Wilson, Shubha Chacko, Michael Brazda, and Santushi Kuruppu

56 The ordinary nature of fantasy: language, gender and sexuality in phone sex work Giulia Selmi

57 "I need $5 million": what sex workers making media tell you that no one else can P.J. Starr and Sonyka Francis


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