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Making sex work : a failed experiment with legalised prostitution

Author: Mary Lucille Sullivan
Publisher: North Melbourne, Vic., Australia : Spinifex, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Does legalisation of prostitution improve conditions for those working in the industry? Backing up theory and critical literature with hard evidence, this book refutes the idea that legalization of prostitution can be anything but a harmful contributor to the commodification of women.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Lucille Sullivan
ISBN: 1876756608 9781876756604
OCLC Number: 123343459
Description: viii, 413 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Setting the Framework: Prostitution in the 21st Century --
Institutionalising Men's Rights to Women's Bodies: Legislation (1982-1997) --
From Prostitutes' Rights to Sex Industry Advocates: The History of the Prostitutes Collective of Victoria --
Living Off the Earnings of Prostitution: Sex Industry Expansion and its Beneficiaries --
Unregulated and Illegal: Clandestine Prostitution Under Victoria's 'Model Legislation' --
Victoria's Sex Agenda: Occupation Health and Safety for the Sex Industry --
Rape and Violence as Occupational Hazards --
Making Men's Demand Visible --
Index.
Responsibility: Mary Lucille Sullivan.
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Does legalisation of prostitution improve conditions for those working in the industry? Backing up theory and critical literature with hard evidence, this book refutes the idea that legalization of prostitution can be anything but a harmful contributor to the commodification of women.

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