Backstreets is about prostitution. It allows the individuals who participate in it --- prostitutes, pimps, and those who buy sexual services --- to tell their own stories in their own words. Women, for example, explain why they become prostitutes and how they experience the daily sequence of ''tricks.'' Men discuss why the become customers of prostitutes and what they get out of the experience. Pimps describe how they see themselves and the prostitutes upon whom they depend. The authors have studied the prostitution market of Oslo for over ten years. Their research has involved extensive interviews with participants, observation of Oslo's prostitution district, personal interaction with prostitute women, and analysis of city police records. They conclude that prostitution is embedded in the gender relations of an economically stratified society and that those who experience prostitution over an extended period of time suffer deep emotional damage.
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Cecilie Hoigard is Professor of Criminology at the University of Oslo. She has written boos about prostitution, social work/welfare, and unemployment. Liv Finstad is Director and Lecturer of Criminology at the University of Oslo and president of the Scandinavian Research Council for Criminology. She has written various books and articles about prostitution, prisons, drug abuse, treatment programs, and social work.Language Notes:
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Norwegian
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Book Description University Park, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.: Pennsylvania State Univ Pr, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng. Bookseller Inventory # 3E8D
Book Description The Pennsylvania State University Press, University Park, PA, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First English Edition. Detailed study of prostitution in Oslo, which takes us into its harsh and explicit brutal realities, based on interviews with those girls involved. Nowhere else have we seen the violation that prostitution is to women so fully revealed. Presenting the results of years of research and close contact with the world of prostitution, this book reveals the world of prostitution in its routine, everyday reality - not as an exotic world far removed from the lives of ordinary people, but as a world which lies at the centre of our cities and societies. Asking such questions as why do women become prostitutes and what kinds of men become the customers of prostitutes, the book allows the individuals invloved to tell their own stories. The authors also examine the dynamics of the prostitution market in Norway, where they undertook their research, discussing a range of theories and ideas about prostitution and its role in our societies. The book is about ordinary people and damaged lives, money and sex, love and human dignity. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 042895
Book Description Pennsylvania State Univ Pr (Tx, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110271008776