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A new analysis which challenges the idea of prostitution as sexual liberation.
The idea that this book explores is that of men's entitlement to abuse and profit from the abuse of women in prostitution. The Idea of Prostitution shows how this idea, central to male supremacist ideology, has been bolstered by masculine systems of thought such as sexology, sociology, historiography and queer theory.
The feminist challenge to this idea has become more difficult in recent times because sexual liberalism, economic individualism and free choice ideas have persuaded even some feminists that prostitution should be seen as "just a job like any other".
Jeffreys argues that it is important to recognize men's abuse of women in prostitution as a variety of male sexual violence and a violation of women's human rights.
Title: The Idea of Prostitution
Categories: Women's Literature, Feminism,
Publisher: Australia, Spinifex Pr: 1997
ISBN Number: 1875559655
ISBN Number 13: 9781875559657
Book Condition: Very Good
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 013692
Description: Top right corner front panel has been neatly cut away (presumably to delete PO details).
Keywords: WOMEN STUDIES JOURNALISM POLITICAL SCIENCE,