Making Sense of Prostitution

  • Joanna¬†Phoenix

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Joanna Phoenix
      Pages 1-15
  3. Prostitution Enclosed

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Joanna Phoenix
      Pages 19-34
  4. Prostitution Disclosed

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Joanna Phoenix
      Pages 125-184
    3. Joanna Phoenix
      Pages 185-189
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 190-200

About this book


This book provides a compelling analysis of the conditions in which women are sustained within prostitution in Britain at the end of the millennium. Based on a major empirical study, it is a unique glimpse into how some women, who live lives completely torn apart by poverty, violence and criminalization, are able to understand their lives in prostitution and make sense of the choices they make (including their involvement in prostitution) in their struggles to survive.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Joanna¬†Phoenix
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Social and Policy SciencesBath UniversityUK

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