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Male Sex Work and Society

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MaleSexCoverEdited by Victor Minichiello and John Scott

Male Sex Work and Society is the first volume to explore male sex work from a rich array of perspectives and disciplines from the social sciences and humanities. In recent decades, male sex work has emerged as an important area of study, as well as a social activity in its own right. As new ways of thinking and speaking about male sex work have emerged, it is no longer conflated with homosexuality or the female sex industry. Historical and cultural variations in male sex work are now acknowledged, enabling this activity to be understood in complex and dynamic terms, thus challenging older perspectives that view male “prostitution” as deviant and pathological. Previously neglected aspects of male sex work, such as servicing a female clientele (the gigolo) and upper income types of service (escorts), have gained both scholarly and popular attention. The collection also looks at male sex work representations in popular media, including film and literature. Harrington Park Press (harringtonparkpress.com) and Columbia University Press (cup.columbia.edu). Troy Carrington

 

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