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The Resource Criminalising the purchase of sex : lessons from Sweden, Jay Levy

Criminalising the purchase of sex : lessons from Sweden, Jay Levy

Label
Criminalising the purchase of sex : lessons from Sweden
Title
Criminalising the purchase of sex
Title remainder
lessons from Sweden
Statement of responsibility
Jay Levy
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1999, Sweden criminalized the purchase of sex whilst simultaneously decriminalizing its sale. In so doing, it set itself apart from other European states, promoting itself as the pioneer of a radical approach to prostitution. What has come to be referred to as the Swedish model has now been proposed in the Scottish, French, and Finnish parliaments. This book establishes the outcomes of this law - and the narratives that justify it - upon the dynamics of Swedish sex work, and upon the lives of sex workers. Drawing on recent fieldwork undertaken in Sweden over several years, including qualitative interviewing and participant observation, Jay Levy argues that far from being a law to be emulated, the Swedish model has had many detrimental impacts, and has failed to demonstrably decrease levels of prostitution. Criminalizing the Purchase of Sex: Lessons from Sweden utilises a wealth of respondent testimony and secondary research to redress the current lack of academic discourse on this politically-charged and internationally relevant topic. This original and timely work will be of interest to sex worker rights organisations, policy makers and politicians, as well as researchers across a number of related disciplines, including law, sociology, criminology, and gender studies"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
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1985-
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Levy, Jay
Dewey number
364.15/3409485
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ222
LC item number
.L48 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prostitution
  • Prostitution
  • LAW / General
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
  • Prostitution
  • Prostitution
  • Sweden
Label
Criminalising the purchase of sex : lessons from Sweden, Jay Levy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 232-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Sweden, a brief history of "The People's Home" -- Methodology -- The sexköpslagen : legal and discursive precedent -- Perceptions, understandings and constructions -- Levels and spaces of sex work in Sweden -- The Swedish model on service provision : the prostitution units and harm reduction -- The Swedish model on service provision : sex workers' experiences -- Compromised citizenship : outcomes of law, policy and discourse -- Conclusions : social exclusion in Sweden's "People's Home."
Control code
868641680
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 253 pages
Isbn
9780415739320
Lccn
2014008586
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)868641680
Label
Criminalising the purchase of sex : lessons from Sweden, Jay Levy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 232-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Sweden, a brief history of "The People's Home" -- Methodology -- The sexköpslagen : legal and discursive precedent -- Perceptions, understandings and constructions -- Levels and spaces of sex work in Sweden -- The Swedish model on service provision : the prostitution units and harm reduction -- The Swedish model on service provision : sex workers' experiences -- Compromised citizenship : outcomes of law, policy and discourse -- Conclusions : social exclusion in Sweden's "People's Home."
Control code
868641680
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 253 pages
Isbn
9780415739320
Lccn
2014008586
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)868641680

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