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The Idea of Prostitution.

Author: Jeffreys Sheila
Publisher: Melbourne : Spinifex Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1View all editions and formats
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S prostitution a job like any other or does it cause grave psychological damage? Ain in-depth examination of the 'forced' and 'free' arguments about prostitutionI.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sheila, Jeffreys.
Idea of Prostitution.
Melbourne : Spinifex Press, ©2008
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffreys Sheila
ISBN: 9781742194271 1742194273
OCLC Number: 1058206010
Notes: Human rights and violence against women.
Description: 1 online resource (409 pages)
Contents: BOOK COVER; TITLE; COPYRIGHT; CONTENTS; DEDICATION; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; ABBREVIATIONS; INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER 1 the traffic in women, feminism and the league of nations; Did the White Slave Traffic exist?; Trafficking and international law up to 1914; Trafficking at the League of Nations; What was the traffic in women?; The feminist analysis; The prevention of prostitution; Woman-blaming; Pursuit of the equal moral standard: tactical limitations; CHAPTER 2 the revolt of the johns: prostitution and the sexual revolution; Sexology; Constructing the sexuality of prostitution. The history of prostitutionRehabilitating Victorian prostitution; The sociology of prostitution; Prostitution and sexual freedom; CHAPTER 3 normalising prostitution: the prostitutes' rights movement; Birth of the prostitutes' rights movement; International organising; A queer perspective; The feminist controversy; Hostility to feminism; Prostitution performance art: public relations for the sex industrialists; CHAPTER 4 homosexuality and prostitution; Sexual minorities; Differences between male and female prostitution; Transsexual prostitution; Gay male defence of pornography. Prostitution in lesbian politicsCHAPTER 5 prostitution as "choice"; The idea of choice in liberal theory; Choice as consent in prostitution; Blaming the victim; Sexual and reproductive liberalism and choice; Choice and women's agency: a post-modern approach; Victimism; The limitations on choice; Believing women; Beyond choice: understanding oppression; CHAPTER 6 just a job like any other? prostitution as "work"; What kind of work is prostitution?; The dignity of work?; Prostitution as an equal contractual arrangement; What characteristics does prostitution share with slavery? Prostitution is a construction of male supremacyA profound experience of the body; The implications of accepting prostitution as work; Prostitution is not just a job like any other; CHAPTER 7 'why cars? who's driving?' prostitution and the theorising of sexuality; Essentialism; Social construction; The sexual politics of meaninglessness: symbolic interactionism and post-structuralism; Radical feminism; Equal opportunities feminism; CHAPTER 8 prostitution as "sex"; Prostitution and male sexuality; Prostitution as "sex" for women; Stigma; Sexual intercourse; Pornography and prostitution. Prostitution and the construction of sexualityCHAPTER 9 prostitution as male sexual violence; Definitions; The power of naming; Unpaid violence in prostitution; Connection between childhood sexual abuse and prostitution; Prostitution is commercial sexual violence; Varieties of sexual violence in prostitution; Sexual harassment; Effects of prostitution and sexual violence; Dissociation; CHAPTER 10 sexual violence, feminist human rights theory and the omission of prostitution; Scepticism about rights; The feminist challenge to the concept of international human rights.

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S prostitution a job like any other or does it cause grave psychological damage? Ain in-depth examination of the 'forced' and 'free' arguments about prostitutionI.

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