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Introduction: approaches to prostitution

Nicole Westmarland and Geetanjali Gangoli

in International approaches to prostitution

Published by Policy Press

Published in print May 2006 | ISBN: 9781861346728
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302612 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861346728.003.0002
Introduction: approaches to prostitution

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The issue of prostitution brings to the fore many of the contradictions in feminist politics, and the ambivalence in dealing with issues of sexuality reflected both in Asian and Western feminist politics. This chapter presents a brief insight into how our own personal views on prostitution have developed in order to ‘situate’ or ‘locate’ our knowledge about it. The rest of this book tries to move away from the individual perspectives on prostitution. It is divided into two parts: the first looks at prostitution in Europe, and the second in Asia. An overview of the chapters included in the book is also given.

Keywords: prostitution; Asian feminist politics; Western feminist politics; sexuality; India; England

Chapter.  6723 words. 

Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology

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