The growth of AIDS has focused renewed attention on the institution of prostitution. In contrast to the moral panic reaction of some sectors of society, very different initiatives are being displayed by other groups in relation to the need to scrutinize the social, moral and legal status of prostitution and to reflect on the arguments in support of and against legalising brothels, paying particular concern to prostitutes' own health. Rethinking Prostitution covers male as well as female sex workers and considers in detail their status in law; drugs; issues of health and health care; the changing nature of sex work; partners, boyfriends and pimps; and the potential for redefining prostitution. By drawing on the expertise of researchers across all aspects of the industry, this up-to-date text focuses on an institution and industry ripe for re-assessment. Rethinking Prostitution will be of considerable interest to students, lecturers and researchers in medical sociology and women's studies as well as to social workers in training and practice.
This work discusses society's attempts to define and understand sexual relations, whether in the form of public or secluded encounters. Using three general perspectives to classify earlier and more recent research, Jarvinen analyzes the content and implications of these theoretical frameworks. She shows that the the systematization of controlling prostitution as a "functionalist" approach starkly demonstrates the underlying assumptions of past--and, to a certain extent, current--strategies to control commercial sex. The author fully acknowledges the feminist perspective of prostitution and its disclosure of gender biased power relations. Her efforts to interweave "constructionist" thinking with a massive empirical analysis of the control of prostitution merit special attention.
The ambition of this two-volume publication is to illustrate the applicability of social pedagogy - as an academic and professional paradigm - to work with the most diverse target populations. It is launched at a moment when important and highly interesting developments can be observed in the United Kingdom: a country without a traditional social pedagogy model has started importing social pedagogy from countries with a social pedagogy tradition. Social Pedagogy for the Entire Lifespan illustrates how social pedagogy - as a model in theory and practice - has been and is currently being used, around and across Europe, for work with people of all age groups. Volume II proposes chapters on work with adults (including social problems, physical and mental disabilities) and older people, written by authors based in Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. Readers will find chapters discussing the implications regarding the use of educational theories to conceptualise social pedagogy, as well as the relevance of life-long learning debates, not only in academia but also in politics. The global (worldwide) dimension is covered by a chapter on the relationship between Latin American and European social pedagogy.
Examines the process of discovery and recognition of child-prostitution as a social problem in Taiwan and the divergent ways by which people with different responsibilities and power have responded to it. This work seeks to illuminate the interaction between the practice of child-prostitution and exercise of relevant socio-legal mesures. Past efforts have contributed to administrative, legislative, and social changes - state policies on prostitution control and the development of welfare state mechanisms for child protection have also moved against the practice of child-prostitution. However, this work aims to show that, in order to manage the problem appropriately, new efforts have to be made to reformulate policy and practice.
On the Game is an ethnographic account of prostitutes and prostitution. Sophie Day has followed the lives of individual women over fifteen years, a period of substantial change within the sex industry. Her book details their attempts to manage their lives against a backdrop of social disapproval. Through the lens of public health, economics, will, and human rights, Day explores the public and private lives of individual sex workers. She offers a unique perspective on contemporary capitalist society, one that iwll be of interest to a broad range of social scientist. The author brings a unique perspective to her work. She is both an anthropologist and the founder of the renowned Praed Street Project, established in 1986 as a referral and support center for London prostitutes.
This book illustrates the reciprocal relationship between Finnish culture and Finnish policing. Cultural values, socio-economic and political backgrounds are used as the foundation to explain how the police work in Finland. Unlike many nations, the Finns consistently rank their police force as the most trustworthy among all the public institutions. In turn, the police benefit from a progressive culture in which tolerance, justice, and equality are highly practised values.
This fully revised volume updates the first edition published in 1981 and appears at a crucial time as the Finns face the challenges of an increasingly competitive world and an internationalized Europe.