This wide-ranging anthology offers a variety of perspectives with excerpts from books and current articles from research journals, plus four original contributed articles. Topics covered include the major types of sex crimes and offenders, therapies, juvenile sex offenses, and nuisance sexual offenders. This book is designed as a stand alone or as a supplemental text to Sex Crimes, 2/e. Features of this text include: Cutting-edge articles by top scholars in the field Major units of the reader parallel and enhance the contents of Sex Crimes 2/e 

The Transformative Power of Sex Work

The Transformative Power of Sex Work

The transformative power of sex work
Alissa C.Perrucci, Duquesne University

Reflexive Statement

Women's subjectivity—their feelings and expressions of themselves as persons—is complicated by the ways in which women's sexuality is deemed transgressive. Women become sexual beings in a world of conflicted messages and double binds. They are taught that they must contain their sexuality at the same time that they are rewarded for augmenting their sexual desirability. For both workers and customers, the world of sex work is typically seen as a deviant expression of sexual desire. However, the gendered dynamics within this world are often not so different from those in everyday sexual relationships. The context of sex work highlights the dynamics of power (for men) and objectification (of women), but ...

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