“Male Sex Work and Society” edited by Victor Minichiello and John Scott— A Look at the Sex Industry

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Minichiello, Victor and John Scott (editors). “Male Sex Work and Society”, Harrington Park Press, 2014.

A Look at the Sex Industry

Amos Lassen

“Male Sex Work” is a collection of essays that looks at men in the sex industry from different perspectives and disciplines. Contributors come from many fields including public health, sociology, psychology, social services, history, film, economics, mental health, criminal justice, geography, and migration studies, and more. The editors give introductions to the various essays and in this way we are guided in understanding what we read here and while there are several scholarly essays the writers are also practitioners, students, and members of the interested/concerned public.

The empirical depth is remarkable, and the conceptual contributions are refined. Male Sex Work and Society is essential reading for anyone interested in sex, sexuality, identity, work, and GLTBQ issues.

 “Victor Minichiello and John Scott’s book shifts our attention from male sex work as a ‘social problem’ to a ‘social phenomenon’. They and their contributors reveal male sex work as a lens through which we can view shifts in local and global sexual cultures. This terrific book helps us rethink the ‘history of sexuality’ itself!

This is the first comprehensive interdisciplinary volume devoted to male sex work. Below is the table of contents:

CONTENTS

PREFACE & ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

INTRODUCTION

Reframing Male Sex Work

Victor Minichiello and John Scott

MALE SEX WORK IN SOCIOHISTORIC CONTEXT

1.    Male Prostitution from Ancient times to the Near Present

Mack Friedman

2.    Male Sex Work in Modern Times

Kerwin Kaye

3.    Representations of Male Sex Work in Film

Russell Sheaffer

MARKETING OF MALE SEX WORK

4.    Advertising Male Sexual Services

Allan Tyler

5.    Economic Analysis of Male Sex Work

Trevon Logan

SOCIAL ISSUES AND CULTURES IN MALE SEX WORK

6.    Clients of Male Sex Workers

John Scott, Denton Callander, and Victor Minichiello

7.    Regulation of the Male Sex Industry

Thomas Crofts

8.    Public Health Policy and Practice with Male Sex Workers

David S. Bimbi and Juline A. Koken

9.    Mental Health Aspects of Male Sex Work

Juline A. Koken and David S. Bimbi

10.   Gay Subcultures

Christian Grov and Michael D. Smith

11.   Health and Wellness Services for Male Sex Workers

Mary Laing and Justin Gaffney

MALE SEX WORK IN ITS GLOBAL CONTEXT

12.   Male Sex Mork in Southern and Eastern Africa

Paul Boyce and Gordon Isaacs

13.   Male Sex Work in China

Travis S. K. Kong

14.   Male Sex Work in Post-Soviet Russia

Linda M. Niccolai

15.   Male Sex Work from Latin American Perspectives

Victor Minichiello, Tinashe Dune, Carlos E. Disogra and Rodrigo Marino

16.   Migrant Male Sex Workers in Germany

Heide Castañeda

17.   Male Sex Work in the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland

Paul Maginn and Graham Ellison

CONCLUSION

Future Directions in Male Sex Work Research

Victor Minichiello and John Scott

GLOSSARY

Denton Callander, with the assistance of Katherine M. Isaacs

Contributors

Index

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