Demanding Sex: Critical Reflections on the Regulation of Prostitution

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Ms Marina Della Giusta, Professor Vanessa E Munro
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Feb 28, 2013 - Law - 216 pages
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Interrogating supply/demand from an inter- and multi-disciplinary perspective, this collection broadens engagement beyond the routine analysis of the locus of violence in prostitution and the validity of the prostitute's consent. A focus on the supply/demand dynamic brings into play a range of other societal, economic and psychological factors such as the social construction of sexuality, the viability of alternative choices for prostitutes and clients, and the impact of regulatory regimes on the provision of sexual services. The factors which underlie each component of the supply/demand dyad are also studied and an examination is made of their dynamic interrelation. The collection emphasizes the importance of rendering policy makers alert to the evidence emerging from empirical studies conducted in different fields of enquiry, in the hope of moving beyond polarity and politics at the local, national and international level.

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Vanessa Munro is Professor of Law and Society at the School of Law, University of Leicester. Her research is framed by a feminist theoretical analysis, and is especially concerned with the law's engagement with the parameters of women's consent. She has published extensively on aspects of feminist legal and political theory.

Dr Marina Della Giusta is Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Reading. Her research interests are in Development economics, in particular economics of trust and social capital, roles of institutions and social mechanisms in market access, prostitution, and gender. She has published widely in these and related areas.

Vanessa E. Munro, Marina Della Giusta, Jane Scoular, Maggie O'Neill, Jo Phoenix, Sophie Day, Gill Allwood, Sharron A. Fitzgerald, Alan Collins, Guy Judge, David Archard, Teela Sanders, Rosie Campbell, Madeleine Coy.

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