Graham Scambler, Professor of Medical Sociology
University College London
A remarkably thorough analysis of prostitution in contemporary society. Situating sex work at the intersection of economy, occupation, and emotion, the authors illuminate the complex forces that shape prostitution within an emerging global order. Bringing their analysis full circle, they close with a helpful exploration of the methods by which researchers are able to investigate an area of such danger and controversy. All in all, a courageous and important book.
Jeff Ferrell, Visiting Professor of Criminology
University of Kent, UK,and
Professor of Sociology
Texas Christian University, USA.
This excellent text fills a gap in the market as it explores the full range of issues covering sex work, policy and politics....A fascinating and informative text which will become the leading handbook in this area.
Dr Louise Westmarland, Senior Lecturer in Criminology,
The Open University
About the Author
Maggie O'Neill is Senior Editor in Sociology at Staffordshire University
CONTRIBUTORS OUTSIDE WESTERN HEMISPHERE
Regina Becker-Schmidt University of Hanover
Barbara Engh University of Leeds
Hilde Heynen Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Gudrun-Axeli Knapp University of Hanover
Jane graduated in Philosophy from the University of London in 1980 and since then has undertaken an MA in European Studies at the University of Bradford (1992) and an MRes Social Research at Loughborough University (2010). Jane has more than 20 years’ research and evaluation expertise in voluntary, academic and public sector organisations, particularly applying qualitative and collaborative methods. She has undertaken research and published on sex work and services to sex workers, criminal justice and community safety, young people and labour market disadvantage. Previous research experience includes: Research Fellow, Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick, 1994-2000; Research and Evaluation Manager, Nacro, 2000-2004; Independent Social Researcher, 2004-2009. Jane is also academic representative on the Board of the UK Network of Sex Work Projects (2010 – current). Her research interests include: The UK sex industry; intimate labour and body work; labour market structures and gender; grounded theory and qualitative methodologies.