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Making sex work [electronic resource] : a failed experiment with legalised prostitution / Mary Lucille Sullivan.

Author/Creator:
Sullivan, Mary Lucille, 1950-
Publication:
North Melbourne, Vic., Australia : Spinifex, 2007.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (431 p.)
Edition:
1st ed.
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Subjects:
Prostitution -- Australia -- Victoria.
Prostitution -- Government policy -- Australia -- Victoria.
Prostitution -- Economic aspects -- Australia -- Victoria.
Prostitutes -- Australia -- Victoria.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Backing up theory and critical literature with hard evidence, this book refutes the idea that legalization of prostitution can be anything but a harmful contributor to the commodification of women. It explores the fallacy of the ""cottage industry,"" the role of financial institutions in supporting prostitution, the myth of exit programs, the conflation of legal and illegal sex industries, the problem of applying occupational health and safety standards to prostitution, and the specter of sex trafficking.
Contents:
Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Chapter One: Setting the Framework: Prostitution in the 21st Century; Chapter Two: Institutionalising Men's Rights to Women's Bodies: Legalisation (1982-1997); Chapter Three: From Prostitutes' Rights to Sex Industry Advocates: The History of the Prostitutes' Collective of Victoria; Chapter Four: Living Off the Earnings of Prostitution: Sex Industry Expansion and Its Beneficiaries; Chapter Five: Unregulated and Illegal: Clandestine Prostitution Under Victoria's 'Model Legislation'
Chapter Six: Victoria's 'Safe Sex Agenda': Occupational Health and Safety for the Sex IndustryChapter Seven: Rape and Violence as Occupational Hazards; Chapter Eight: Making Men's Demand Visible; Glossary; Abbreviations; Table of Legislation; Bibliography; Index; OTHER BOOKS BY SPINIFEX PRESS; THE IDEA OF PROSTITUTION; THE WILL TO VIOLENCE: THE POLITICS OF PERSONAL BEHAVIOUR; HONOUR: CRIMES, PARADIGMS, AND VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN; ENOUGH; HELP! I'M LIVING WITH A MAN BOY; Notes
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 358-402) and index.
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ISBN:
1-74219-439-7
1-74219-126-6
1-74219-124-X
OCLC:
476232887