The Cultural Politics of European Prostitution Reform: Governing Loose Women

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Springer, Jan 28, 2016 - Political Science - 247 pages
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The Cultural Politics of European Prostitution Reform traces case studies of four European Union countries to reveal the way anxieties over globalization translates into policies to recognize sex workers in some countries, punish prostitutes' clients in others, and protect victims of human trafficking in them all.
 

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Contents

The New Politics of Prostitution
1
Prostitution Reform as a Symptom of European Integration
26
3 Dutch Pragmatism and the Difficulties of Professionalizing Prostitution
51
Swedens Sex Purchase Act
77
5 German Consensus for Sex Work Compromise over Sex Business
97
Abolitionist Compromise at the Edge of Europe
127
Transnational Problems through National Lenses
155
8 The Truly Trafficked Woman and Other Globalization Anxieties
167
Identity Work and the Interviewer
181
Notes
192
Bibliography
219
Index
235
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Greggor Mattson is Associate Professor of Sociology at Oberlin College, USA.

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