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Selling Sex in Queensland 2003

Seib, Charrlotte, Fischer, Jane, Najman, Jackob, & Dunne, Michael (2004) Selling Sex in Queensland 2003. Prostitution Licensing Authority, Brisbane, QLD.

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Abstract

Prostitution is one of the oldest and most enduring professions. Despite attempts to control and eradicate it through criminal sanctions, it remains a feature of most societies over recorded time. Even in societies where the sanctions for prostitution include death, prostitutes continue to provide services, albeit in what might be reduced numbers and in a clandestine form. Research into the nature of prostitution over time and across societies provides an insight into the universal forces that underpin it.

While the primary functions of prostitution (to provide sex for men and income for women or men) have been constant, the structure of the sex industry, the relationships to disease, the moral context and the public visibility are constantly changing. Prostitution was once widespread in the developing port cities of Australia. Some of the most exclusive, expensive areas of Sydney were once home to ramshackle brothels and bars. During the major wars of the twentieth century, sex work was tolerated and sometimes regulated by armies. During recent decades in Queensland, it was organised illegally by police and other government officials...

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ID Code: 21280
Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Charrlotte Woodward is Charrlotte Seib
ISBN: 0646435663
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Health Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 Prostitution Licensing Authority
Copyright Statement: Part III, Division 3 of the Commonwealth Copyright Act 1968 recognises that limited further use of this material can occur for the purposes of ‘fair dealing’, for example: study, research or criticism etc. However, if you wish to make use of this material other than as permitted by the Copyright Act, please write to the Prostitution Licensing Authority at GPO Box 3196, Brisbane Qld 4001.
Deposited On: 17 Jun 2009 22:44
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2014 10:12

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