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Title The sex industry : a survey of sex workers in Queensland, Australia / Frances M. Boyle [and 5 others]
Published Abingdon : Routledge, 2018
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Summary First published in 1997, this study reports on a study of 221 sex workers in Queensland, Australia. The workers were interviewed by an interviewer with experience in the industry. They were asked a variety of questions relating to how they came to enter the industry, their knowledge of and attitudes towards safe sex, and a variety of other questions to do with lifestyle, service use and sexual health, and contact with the police and legal system. Sex work emerges as an activity which has a number of advantages. The pay is good, the hours are short and the work enables the worker to meet some interesting people and engage in social activities. Unlike other occupations, entry into sex work is somewhat haphazard (few appearing to plan entry to this industry as a career path) but, once in the industry many find it has benefits as well as disadvantages. Primary amongst these latter are the risks of acquiring a sexually transmitted disease (AIDS being uppermost in their minds) or the fear of violence which is associated with the context in which services are provided. In addition, sex workers often manifest a lifestyle which includes substance use and abuse. Relationships with police are often problematic and many workers report experiences which are critical of the legal system. This book provides a broad insight into the industry which, for parts of Australia, is subjected to substantial change. Such insights contribute not only to our understanding of the industry itself but also to the kind of health promoting activities which need to be initiated
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Prostitutes -- Health and hygiene -- Australia -- Queensland
Prostitutes -- Australia -- Queensland -- Social conditions
Prostitution -- Australia -- Queensland
Sex-oriented businesses -- Australia -- Queensland
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
Prostitutes -- Health and hygiene.
Prostitutes -- Social conditions.
Prostitution.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sociology -- General.
Sex-oriented businesses.
Queensland.
Form Electronic book
Author Boyle, Frances M.
ISBN 0429433336
0429781660
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9780429781667
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