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Vivid narrative-driven account of how current U.S. laws against prostitution harm sex workers, clients, and society Num Pages: 256 pages. BIC Classification: 1KBB; 3JM; JFMX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 234 x 160 x 25. Weight in Grams: 544. . 2015. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781611686340
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Drawing on recent studies that show lower rates of violence and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV, in regions where adult prostitution is legal and regulated, Bass makes a powerful case for decriminalizing sex work. Through comparisons of the impact of criminalization vs. decriminalization in other countries, her book offers strategies for making prostitution safer for American sex workers and the communities in which they dwell.
This riveting assessment of how U.S. anti-prostitution laws harm the public health and safety of sex workers and other citizens?and affect larger societal attitudes toward women?will interest feminists, sociologists, lawyers, health-care professionals, and policy makers. The book also will appeal to anyone with an interest in American history and our society?s evolving attitudes toward sexuality and marriage.
About the Author: ALISON BASS is an award-winning author, journalist, and professor. A long-time medical and science writer for the Boston Globe, Bass now teaches journalism at the Reed College of Media at West Virginia University. Her previous nonfiction book Side Effects: A Prosecutor, a Whistleblower, and a Bestselling Antidepressant on Trial won the National Association of Science Writers? Science in Society Award in 2009.
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