This two-volume Handbook provides a major thematic overview of global sexualities, spanning each of the continents, and its study, which is both reflective and prospective, and includes traditional approaches and emerging themes. The Handbook offers a robust theoretical underpinning and critical outlook on current global, glocal, and 'new' sexualities and practices, whilst offering an extensive reflection on current challenges and future directions of the field. The broad coverage of topics engages with a range of theories, and maintains a multi-disciplinary framework. PART ONE: Understanding Sexuality: Epistemologies/Conceptual and Methodological Challenges; PART TWO: Enforcing and Challenging Sexual Norms; PART THREE: Interrogating/Undoing Sexual Categories; PART FOUR: Enhancement Practices and Sexual Markets/Industries; PART FIVE: Sexual Rights and Citizenship (And the Governance of Sexuality); PART SIX: Sexuality and Social Movements; and PART SEVEN: Language and Cultural Representation.

From Zero Tolerance to Full Integration: Rethinking Prostitution Policies

From Zero Tolerance to Full Integration: Rethinking Prostitution Policies

From zero tolerance to full integration: rethinking prostitution policies
Petra Östergren


The emerging field of comparative prostitution policy studies faces several challenges. Besides the conceptual and methodological difficulties that all comparative policy studies face, there is the morally and politically charged nature of sex work. However, there is also a more fundamental problem: the lack of a coherent system of prostitution policy classification. When researchers do not share an understanding about which general policy models exist, or even what constitutes a particular model, any comparison of specific policies becomes fruitless. This chapter seeks to amend this shortcoming by presenting a typology of three general prostitution policy models (or regimes), termed repressive, restrictive ...

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