By Jay Levy
In an try to abolish prostitution, Sweden criminalised the acquisition of intercourse in 1999, whereas at the same time decriminalising its sale. In so doing, it set itself except different eu states, selling itself because the pioneer of a thorough method of prostitution. What has grow to be often called ‘the Swedish version’ has been greatly influential, and has considering that been followed and proposed by means of different international locations. This publication establishes the results of this legislations – and the law’s justifying narratives – for the dynamics of Swedish intercourse paintings, and upon the lives of intercourse workers.
Drawing on fresh fieldwork undertaken in Sweden over a number of years, together with qualitative interviewing and player remark, Jay Levy argues that faraway from being a legislations to be emulated, the Swedish version has had many hazardous affects, and has did not demonstrably lessen degrees of prostitution. Criminalising the acquisition of intercourse: classes from Sweden utilises a wealth of respondent testimony and secondary examine to redress the present loss of fundamental educational examine and to give a contribution to educational dialogue in this politically-charged and across the world proper topic.
This unique and well timed paintings could be of curiosity to intercourse employee rights agencies, coverage makers and politicians, in addition to researchers, lecturers and scholars throughout a couple of comparable disciplines, together with legislation, sociology, criminology, human geography and gender studies.
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