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Making Sense of Prostitution
 
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Making Sense of Prostitution
Edited by Joanna Phoenix
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
08 Mar 1999
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£97.00
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9780333749890
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17 Apr 2001
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£29.99
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9780333945995
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This book provides a compelling analysis of the conditions in which women are sustained within prostitution in Britain at the end of the millennium. Based on a major empirical study, it is a unique glimpse into how some women, who live lives completely torn apart by poverty, violence and criminalization, are able to understand their lives in prostitution and make sense of the choices they make (including their involvement in prostitution) in their struggles to survive.


Description

This book provides a compelling analysis of the conditions in which women are sustained within prostitution in Britain at the end of the millennium. Based on a major empirical study, it is a unique glimpse into how some women, who live lives completely torn apart by poverty, violence and criminalization, are able to understand their lives in prostitution and make sense of the choices they make (including their involvement in prostitution) in their struggles to survive.


Reviews

'...tightly structured and clear...it is refreshing to find such a well-researched and well-written book that confronts and exposes both the good and the bad things about being a street prostitute in a big city at the millennium.' - The British Journal of Criminology

'A complex and sensitive portrait.' - American Journal of Sociology


Contents

List of Tables
Acknowledgements
Introduction
PART I: PROSTITUTION ENCLOSED
Prostitutes, Prostitution and the Law
Ways of Talking about Prostitutes and Prostitution
PART II: PROSTITUTION DISCLOSED
Risk, Poverty, Poncing and the Contradictions of Involvement in Prostitution
Men, Money, Violence and Identity
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index


Authors

JOANNA PHOENIX is Lecturer in Social and Policy Sciences at Bath University.