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Author Weitzer, Ronald John, 1952-

Title Legalizing prostitution : from illicit vice to lawful business / Ronald Weitzer.

Imprint New York : New York University Press, c2012.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    306.742 WEI    Lost
Description xii, 284 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Understanding prostitution -- Indoor prostitution : what makes it special? -- American policies and trends -- Legal prostitution : a new frontier -- Antwerp and Frankfurt -- Amsterdam -- Conclusion.
Summary "Some towns in Nevada have legal brothels where sex can be bought lawfully, yet in Las Vegas, prostitutes and their patrons are regularly prosecuted for exchanging sex for money, just as they are elsewhere in the United States. While sex work has long been controversial, it has become even more contested over the past decade as laws, policies, and enforcement practices have become more repressive in many nations, partly as a result of the ascendancy of interest groups committed to the total abolition of the sex industry. Legalizing Prostitution maps out the current terrain. Using America as a backdrop, Weitzer draws on extensive field research in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany to illustrate alternatives to American-style criminalization and marginalization of sex workers. These cases are then used to develop a roster of "best practices" that can serve as a model for other nations considering legalization. Legalizing Prostitution provides a theoretically grounded comparative analysis of political dynamics, policy outcomes, and red-light landscapes in nations where prostitution has been legalized and regulated by the government, presenting a rich and novel portrait of the multifaceted world of legal sex for sale"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Prostitution -- United States.
Prostitution -- Law and legislation.
Prostitution -- Netherlands -- Case studies.
Prostitution -- Belgium -- Case studies.
Prostitution -- Germany -- Case studies.
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