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Reframing prostitution : from discourse to description, from moralisation to normalisation?

Author: Nina Peršak; G Vermeulen
Publisher: Antwerp, Belgium ; Portland : Maklu, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Reframing prostitution explores several aspects of this multidimensional phenomenon, examining different ways in which prostitution is and was being practised in different places and different times, best practices in the regulation of prostitution as well as wider social and psychological issues ..."--Back cover.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nina Peršak; G Vermeulen
ISBN: 9789046606735 9046606732
OCLC Number: 870987745
Notes: "Reframing prostitution explores several aspects of this multidimensional phenomenon, examining different ways in which prostitution is and was being practised in different places and different times, best practices in the regulation of prostitution as well as wider social and psychological issues ..."--Back cover.
Description: 326 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Faces and spaces of prostitution --
Part 1. Prostitution in action: past and present --
Prostitution in world cities (1600s-2000s) --
Europe's legal red-light districts: comparing different models and distilling best practices --
Prostitution and its relations with informal economies --
Economic factors of prostitution: money, nature, crisis --
Part 2. Construction of prostitution as a social problem --
Talking about prostitution and the representation of a (problematic) group: identifying frames in Flemish news coverage on prostitution --
Regulating street prostitution as a public nuisance in the "culture of consumption": a comparative analysis between Birmingham, Brussels, and Milan --
Analysing the use of the trafficking victim archetype by Brazil and the Iberian countries --
The framing of prostitution as a victimhood and violence for criminalisation purposes --
Part 3. Prostitution policies beyond moralism --
To punish or not to punish: what works in the regulation of the prostitution market? --
Self-regulation and public-private cooperation in the prostitution sector --
Client criminalisation for guilty knowledge of (trafficking for) sexual exploitation --
Sex work, policy and empowerment in the media: who's talking? --
Part 4. Concluding thoughts --
Prostitution undressed: from discourse to description, from moralisation to normalisation?
Responsibility: Nina Peršak, Gert Vermeulen (eds.).

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"Reframing prostitution explores several aspects of this multidimensional phenomenon, examining different ways in which prostitution is and was being practised in different places and different times, best practices in the regulation of prostitution as well as wider social and psychological issues ..."--Back cover.

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