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Leaving prostitution : getting out and staying out of sex work

Author: Sharon S Oselin
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"While street prostitutes comprise only a small minority of sex workers, they have the highest rates of physical and sexual abuse, arrest and incarceration, drug addiction, and stigmatization, which stem from both their public visibility and their dangerous work settings. Exiting the trade can be a daunting task for street prostitutes; despite this, many do try at some point to leave sex work behind. Focusing on  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon S Oselin
ISBN: 9780814785881 0814785883 9780814770375 0814770371
OCLC Number: 969571494
Description: xi, 207 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: leaving the tricks and the trade --
All in a day's work: the good, bad, and ugly --
Getting in: from the streets to the program --
Getting on: role distancing --
Still getting on: embracing a new role and identity --
Getting out: remaining out of sex work.
Responsibility: Sharon S. Oselin.

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Focusing on four different organizations based in Chicago, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, and Hartford that help prostitutes get off the streets, this book explores the difficulties, rewards, and public  Read more...

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