- Subject index
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
Chapter 5: Prostitution, the Sex Industry, and Sex Tourism
Prostitution, the Sex Industry, and Sex Tourism
The adage “prostitution is the world's oldest profession” may read as a tired cliché, but it highlights key issues salient for understanding women's experiences in the commercial sex industry. Explicit in the adage is recognition that prostitution is an enactment of sexual labor, and one that is deeply rooted across societies. The particular nature of the industry takes a variety of forms historically as well as within and across nations. However, a common thread in the organization and control of the sex industry is that it is characterized by gender, race, and class inequalities, as well as power imbalances resulting from colonial and imperialist relations across nations (see Maher, 1997; Truong, 1990). ...