Legalizing Prostitution: From Illicit Vice to Lawful Business (BOK)

Ronald Weitzer

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While sex work has long been controversial, it has become even more contested over the past decade as laws, policies, and enforcement practices have become more repressive in many nations, partly as a result of the ascendancy of interest groups committed to the total abolition of the sex industry. At the same time, however, several other nations have recently decriminalized prostitution. Legalizing Prostitution maps out the current terrain. Using America as a backdrop, Weitzer draws on extensive field research in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany to illustrate alternatives to American-style criminalization of sex workers. These cases are then used to develop a roster of "best practices" that can serve as a model for other nations considering legalization. Legalizing Prostitution provides a theoretically grounded comparative analysis of political dynamics, policy outcomes, and red-light landscapes in nations where prostitution has been legalized and regulated by the government, presenting a rich and novel portrait of the multifaceted world of legal sex for sale. Ronald Weitzer is Professor of Sociology at George Washington University and author or editor of several books, including Sex for Sale: Prostitution, Pornography, and the Sex Industry.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Ronald Weitzer
Forlag
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780814794647
Antall sider 296 Dimensjoner 15cm x 22,6cm x 1,8cm
Vekt 386 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Crime & criminology, Ethical issues: prostitution & sex industry, Gender studies: women