This book updates the ground-breaking 1998 volume of the same name with an entirely new selection of chapters exploring health, social, political, economic and human rights issues in relation to men who sell sex. Looking at Europe, North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa and the Asia-Pacific, each chapter explores questions such as:
Men Who Sell Sexseeks to push the boundaries both of current personal and social understandings and the practices to which these give rise. It is an important reference work for academics and researchers interested in sex work and men’s health including those working in public health, sociology, social work, anthropology, human geography and development studies.
Peter Aggleton is Professor in Education and Health in the Centre for Social Research in Health at UNSW Australia. He holds visiting professorial positions at the Institute of Education, University of London and at the University of Sussex, UK. He is the editor-in-chief of three international peer reviewed journals: Culture, Health & Sexuality (published by Routledge) Health Education Journal (published by Sage) and Sex Education (published by Routledge).
Richard Parker is Professor of Sociomedical Sciences and Anthropology and Director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Politics and Health at Columbia University, where he is also a member of the Committee on Global Thought. He is the editor-in-chief of the international peer reviewed journal Global Public Health, and a Founding Editor of the journal Culture, Health and Sexuality. His recent publications include the Routledge Handbook of Sexuality, Health and Rights (co-edited with Peter Aggleton and published by Routledge in 2010) and Structural Approaches in Public Health (co-edited with Marni Sommer and published by Routledge in 2013).
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.
Clearly structured and presented, the book makes an extremely useful reference for students and researchers. Section one focuses on the social and cultural construction of sexuality as an emerging field of inquiry over the course of recent decades, and examines some of the most important theoretical insights and areas of investigation that have emerged as this field has developed. Section two links research on the construction of sexuality to a growing body of work on gender and sexuality in relation to a wide range of practical issues and contemporary social policy debates.
It is an essential reader not only for students and researchers in these areas, but also for activists, health workers and service providers, who daily confront practical and policy issues related to sexuality, sexual health and sexual rights.
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