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The Routledge Handbook of Male Sex Work, Culture, and Society

Edited by: John Scott , Christian Grov , Victor Minichiello

Print publication date:  March  2021
Online publication date:  March  2021

Print ISBN: 9780367716035
eBook ISBN: 9781003152835
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781003152835
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Book description

Panoramic and provocative in its scope, this handbook is the definitive guide to contemporary issues associated with male sex work and a must read for those who study masculinities, male sexuality, sexual health, and sexual cultures.

This groundbreaking volume will have a powerful impact on our understanding of this challenging, elusive subject. While the internet has brought the previously hidden worlds of male sex work more starkly into public view, academic research has often remained locked into descriptions of male sex workers and their clients as perverse. Drawing from a variety of regions, the chapters provide insights into the historical, popular cultural, social, and economic aspects of sex work, as well as demographic patterns, health outcomes, and policy issues. This approach shifts thought on male sex work from a hidden "social problem" to a publicly acknowledged "social phenomenon." The book challenges myths and reconceptualizes male sex work as a discrete field. Importantly, it provides a vehicle for the voices of male sex workers and new and established scholars. This richly detailed, humane, and innovative collection retrieves male sex work from silence and invisibility on the one hand and its association with scandal and stigma on the other. The findings within have profound implications for how governments approach public health and regulation of the sex industry and for how society can make sense of the complexities of human sexualities.

A compelling scholarly read and a major contribution to a commercial sector that is often neglected in policy debates on sex work, this handbook will be of great interest to scholars of criminology, sociology, gender studies, and cultural studies and all those interested in male sex work.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Reframing the Cleveland Street Scandal in England Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Youth male prostitution in post-Nazi Germany Download PDF
Chapter  3:  “Kept men” in silent gay cinema Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Male prostitution and fashion Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Male strippers in popular film Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Gigolos in popular cinema Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Male sex work in documentary films Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Male sex work in the porn industry  Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Male sex workers in world literature Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Male sex work diaries Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Male sex work in comics and graphic novels Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Male sex work in the library collection Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Quantifying global male sex worker communities in the technology era Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Male sex work and digital regulation Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Male sex work and the law Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Internet-based male sex work Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Male independent sex workers in the digital age Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Global epidemiology of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections among male sex workers Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Male sex work and behavioral health Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Male sex work and the female client Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Female clients of male sex workers Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Trans men in sex work Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Male sex work in North America Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Male transactional sex in the Dominican Republic Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Brazilian male sex workers Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Street hustling in Brazil Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Male Internet-based escorting in Argentina Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Male sex work in Mexico Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Male sex work in Italy Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Male prostitution in Spain Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Male sex work in Sweden Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Male sex work in the Czech Republic Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Male sex work in India Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Male sex work in China Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Male sex workers in China Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Male sex work and masculinities in Hong Kong and Mainland China Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Male sex work in Australia Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Decriminalization as a goal Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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