Author: Alison Bass
Publisher: University Press of New England
Release Date: 2015-09-22
Genre: Social Science
Alison Bass weaves the true stories of sex workers with the latest research on prostitution into a gripping journalistic account of how women (and some men) navigate a culture that routinely accepts the implicit exchange of sex for money, status, or even a good meal, but imposes heavy penalties on those who make such bargains explicit. Along the way, Bass examines why an increasing number of middle-class white women choose to become sex workers and explores how prostitution has become a thriving industry in the twenty-first-century global economy. Situating her book in American history more broadly, she also discusses the impact of the sexual revolution, the rise of the Nevada brothels, and the growing war on sex trafficking after 9/11. 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.
The Agenda for Social Justice: Solutions for 2016 provides accessible insights into some of the most pressing social problems in the United States and proposes public policy responses to those problems. Written by a highly respected team of authors brought together by the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), it offers recommendations for action by elected officials, policy makers, and the public around key issues for social justice, including a discussion of the role of key issues of sustainability and technology in the development and timbre of future social problems. It will be of interest to scholars, practitioners, advocates, and students interested in public sociology and the study of social problems.
Author: The CQ Researcher
Publisher: CQ Press
Release Date: 2017-03-08
Genre: Political Science
CQ Researcher’s Global Issues offers an in-depth and nuanced look at a wide range of today’s most pressing issues. The 2017 edition of this annual reader looks at topics such as defeating the Islamic State, the Obama legacy, privacy and the Internet, fighting cancer, and artic development. And because it’s CQ Researcher, the reports are expertly researched and written. Each chapter identifies the key players, explores what’s at stake, and offers the background and analysis necessary to understand how past and current developments impact the future of each global issue.
Author: Jon Knowles
Publisher: Vernon Press
Release Date: 2019-06-28
Genre: Social Science
The ghosts that haunt our sexual pleasure were born in the Stone Age. Sex and gender taboos were used by tribes to differentiate themselves from one another. These taboos filtered into the lives of Bronze and Iron Age men and women who lived in city-states and empires. For the early Christians, all sex play was turned into sin, instilled with guilt, and punished severely. With the invention of sin came the construction of women as subordinate beings to men. Despite the birth of romance in the late middle ages, Renaissance churches held inquisitions to seek out and destroy sex sinners, all of whom it saw as heretics. The Age of Reason saw the demise of these inquisitions. But, it was doctors who would take over the roles of priests and ministers as sex became defined by discourses of crime, degeneracy, and sickness. The middle of the 20th century saw these medical and religious teachings challenged for the first time as activists, such as Alfred Kinsey and Margaret Sanger, sought to carve out a place for sexual freedom in society. However, strong opposition to their beliefs and the growing exploitation of sex by the media at the close of the century would ultimately shape 21st century sexual ambivalence. Book One of this two-part publication traces the history of sex from the Stone Age to the Enlightenment. Interspersed with ‘personal hauntings’ from his own life and the lives of friends and relatives, Knowles reveals how historical discourses of sex continue to haunt us today. This book is a page-turner in simple and plain language about ‘how sex got screwed up’ for millennia. For Knowles, if we know the history of sex, we can get over it.
What does it mean to be righteous? To be holy? By what standard will God judge us when we die? As the Bible tells us in 1Corinthians 8:2"And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know." For nearly two millennia, Christians have followed the philosophy of Asceticism: a philosophy which teaches that ignorance about sex is bestbecause it is based on Fear. Yet God's philosophy is LOVE; and to love requires knowledge. In this, the second volume of Sex and the Bible, we will therefore take a very close look at the teachings of the Bible, in order to discover what God really thinks about SEX. Roll over, St. Augustine!
Author: Lewin G. Joel
Release Date: 1996
Covering every aspect of employment from the job interview to post-employment benefits, this invaluable resource focuses on employee rights guaranteed by law and explains how workers can be protected. In language praised for its clarity and accessiblity, this updated edition provides a strong foundation of legal knowledge and advice on wages and hours, health and safety, harassment, invasion of privacy, discipline, enemployment compensation, and more. 448 pp. Radio publicity. Author tour. 15,000 print.
Author: Martha L. Minow
Release Date: 2008
Frug's Women and the Law integrates cases with theoretical readings by feminists, social scientists, historians, and legal scholars. Organized around three central topics of work, family, and body, the book reflects a multiplicity of feminist stances and critiques.Highlights include: Treatment of Same-Sex Marriage Developments Sustained treatment of perspectives and problems affecting women of color Contemporary assessments of sexual harassment law Expanded treatment of women and the labor market, the economics of divorce, pornography and prostitution Federal civil rights and state tort law responses to domestic violence Current regulation of women's reproductive decisions and critiques of reproductive technologiesThis casebook integrates cases with theoretical readings by feminists, social scientists, historians, and legal scholars. Organized around three