Regulating sex for sale

Prostitution policy reform in the UK

Edited by Jo Phoenix

Regulating sex for sale

Edited by Jo Phoenix

Distributed for Bristol University Press

208 pages
Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781847421050 Published September 2009 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $91.00 ISBN: 9781847421067 Published September 2009 For sale in North and South America only
Recent years have seen a ’quiet revolution’ in the way that the sex industry is regulated and governed. The consensus around what the problems of prostitution are has broken down and in its place a plethora of contradictory themes has emerged. "Regulating sex for sale" examines the total package of reforms and proposals that have been introduced in this area since May 2000. Bringing together some of the most well-known writers, researchers and practitioners in the field, it provides a detailed analysis and critical reflection on the processes, assumptions and contradictions shaping the UK’s emerging prostitution policy. What are the unintended consequences of recent policies and how do they impact on the populations that they regulate? Do they contain any possibility for radical intervention and/or new ways of governing prostitution? The book describes the impact these policies have on indoor sex workers, street-based sex workers, young people, men or those with drug misuse issues. It also looks at the assumptions made by policy makers about the various constituencies affected, including the communities in which sex work takes place. This is the first book to address the contradictions in current policy on prostitution in England and Wales and will be of interest to academics, postgraduate students and policy makers in criminal justice, as well as in other areas, including children and young people, community safety and urban studies.
Frameworks of understanding ~ Jo Phoenix

What's anti-social about sex work? Governance through the changing representation of prostitution's incivility ~ Jane Scoular, Jane Pitcher, Rosie Campbell, Phil Hubbard and Maggie O'Neill

Community safety, rights, redistribution and recognition: towards a coordinated prostitution strategy? ~ Maggie O'Neill

UK sex work policy: eyes wide shut to voluntary and indoor sex work ~ Teela Sanders

Out on the streets and out of control? Drug-using sex workers and the prostitution strategy ~ Margaret Melrose

Male sex work in the UK: forms, practice and policy implications ~ Mary Whowell and Justin Gaffney

Beyond child protection: young people, social exclusion and sexual exploitation ~ Jenny Pearce

From 'toleration' to zero tolerance: a view from the ground in Scotland ~ Ruth Morgan Thomas

Conclusion ~ Jo Phoenix
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