The Idea of Prostitution

By: Jeffreys, Sheila

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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

Author Name: Jeffreys, Sheila

Categories: Women's Literature, Feminism,

Edition: First

Publisher: Australia, Spinifex Pr: 1997

ISBN Number: 1875559655

ISBN Number 13: 9781875559657

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 013692

Description: Top right corner front panel has been neatly cut away (presumably to delete PO details).