Children in the Global Sex Trade

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Polity, Mar 11, 2005 - Family & Relationships - 178 pages
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This compelling new book explores the complexities of the global child sex industry, but without falling into cliche and melodrama. Julia O'Connell Davidson draws attention to the multitude of ways in which children become implicated in the sex trade, and the devastating global political and economic inequalities that underpin their involvement. She sensitively unpicks the relationship between different aspects of the sexual exploitation of children, including trafficking, prostitution and pornography, at the same time challenging popular conceptions of childhood and sexuality.


This thought-provoking book will be of interest to general readers, and to students taking a range of courses, such as gender studies and childhood studies, and courses on sexuality and globalisation.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Beyond Contract?
5
Prostitutes Children and Slaves
25
On Child Prostitutes as Objects Victims and Subjects
43
Child Migration and Trafficking
64
Paedophilia Pornography and Prostitution
85
Children in Mainstream Prostitution
107
Child Sex Tourism
125
Beyond Binaries?
140
Notes
152
References
156
Index
174
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Julia O'Connell Davidson isProfessor of Sociology at the University of Nottingham

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