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Sex Work
By Teela Sanders

Sex Work

A Risky Business

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Sex Work by Teela Sanders

Book Description

This is a richly detailed account of the way the sex industry works, and one of the few empirical studies that investigates the off street industry in Britain. The book seeks to advance a greater knowledge of the social organisation of the sex industry by uncovering the day-to-day activities of women involved in the indoor markets. What types of occupational risks do women experience in work of this kind? How do these hazards affect their personal lives? A key concern throughout the book is to assess whether women are passive victims of the circumstances of prostitution or whether they understand and calculate their responses to danger. Drawing upon both sociological and criminological theories, and on detailed research in the city of Birmingham, the author addresses these questions by estimating the rationality of those responses and by providing a measure of how women make sense of different risks. Sex Work: a risky business describes how women create complex psychological and emotional techniques to maintain their sanity while selling sex, and goes on to argue that the indoor sex markets in Britain have a distinct 'occupational culture' with a set of social norms, code of conduct and moral hierarchies that make it a high regulated workplace despite its illicit and sometimes illegal nature.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781843920823
ISBN-10: 1843920824
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Willan Publishing
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Teela Sanders

Body/Sex/Work by Teela Sanders Body/Sex/Work, Paperback (February 2013)

An edited book in the Critical Perspectives on Work and Employment series associated with the annual International Labour Process Conference. Focusing on the body and sex in different forms of work, it explores the labour process, workplace relations and regulations and resistance. Written by leading academics it contains cutting-edge research.

Regulating Sex/Work by Teela Sanders Regulating Sex/Work, Paperback (March 2010)

Regulating Sex/Work: From Crime Control to Neo-liberalism? addresses the rise in sexual commerce and consumption by challenging traditional responses and offering a fresh approach to sex industry regulation.

Prostitution by Teela Sanders Prostitution, Paperback (September 2009)

With authors are leading authorities on this subject area, this book is unique in that it encompasses issues relating to male and transgender sex workers, as well as female sex workers.

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