The peculiarities of prostitution -- Ethnography, sex and the self -- Choice, risk and selling sex -- Picking punters -- Keeping safe -- Dodging cops -- Secrets and lies -- Staying sane -- Professionalizing prostitution?
This is a richly detailed account of the way the sex industry works, and one of the few empirical studies that investigates the off street industry in Britain. The book seeks to advance a greater knowledge of the social organisation of the sex industry by uncovering the day-to-day activities of women involved in the indoor markets. What types of occupational risks do women experience in work of this kind? How do these hazards affect their personal lives? A key concern throughout the book is to assess whether women are passive victims of the circumstances of prostitution or whether they underst
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-199) and index
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