Title

Inside Nevada’s Brothel System

Editors

Ronald Weitzer

Document Type

Chapter

Publication Date

2000

Publication Title

Sex for Sale: Prostitution, Pornography and the Sex Industry

Publisher

Routledge

Publisher Location

New York

First page number:

215

Last page number:

242

Abstract

This groundbreaking collection of essays on the sex industry contains original studies on sex work, its risks and benefits, and its political implications. Sex for Sale covers areas not commonly researched, including gay and lesbian pornography, telephone sex workers, customers of prostitutes, male and female escorts who work independently, street prostitution, sex tourism, legal prostitution, and strip clubs that cater to women.

Sex for Sale also tracks various trends during the past decade, including the mainstreaming and growing acceptance of some types of sexual commerce and the growing criminalization of other types, such as sex trafficking. Sex for Sale offers a window into the lived experiences of sex workers as well as an analysis of the larger gender arrangements and political structures that shape the experiences of workers and their clients.

This book contributes greatly to a growing research literature that documents the rich variation, nuances, and complexities in the exchange of sexual services, performances, and products. This book will change the way we understand sex work.

Keywords

Brothels; Escort services; Internet pornography; Male prostitutes; Male prostitution; Pornography; Prostitutes; Prostitutes' customers; Prostitution; Sex-oriented businesses; Stripteasers; Telephone sex

Disciplines

Community-Based Research | Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Gender and Sexuality | Sociology | Women's Studies

Language

English


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