Sociology of Sex Work

@article{Weitzer2009SociologyOS,
  title={Sociology of Sex Work},
  author={Ronald Weitzer},
  journal={Annual Review of Sociology},
  year={2009}
}
  • Ronald Weitzer
  • Published 1 August 2009
  • Sociology
  • Annual Review of Sociology
This review examines key dimensions of contemporary sex work, particularly prostitution. Most research focuses exclusively on street prostitution and female workers, with much less attention devoted to indoor prostitution, male and transgender workers, customers, and managers. Furthermore, most of the literature examines prostitution where it is illegal, neglecting contexts where it is legal and regulated by the government. The review demonstrates how research on these topics can enrich our… 

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