1st Edition

Routledge International Handbook of Sex Industry Research

Edited By Susan Dewey, Isabel Crowhurst, Chimaraoke Izugbara Copyright 2019
    640 Pages
    by Routledge

    640 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.


    Susan Dewey is Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Wyoming, USA.

    Isabel Crowhurst is Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Criminology at the University of Essex, UK.

    Chimaraoke Izugbara is Director of Global Health, Youth and Development research at the International Center for Research on Women, USA.