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Being Heard: The Experiences of Young Women in Prostitution [Paperback]

Kelly Gorkoff


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Book Description

July 31 2003 1552661016 978-1552661017 1st Printing
The voices of young female prostitutes offer a chorus of disturbing firsthand perspectives on sexual exploitation and the inadequacies of government programs designed to help them in this account of the sex trade. To provide a full picture of the complex issues of the sex trade, discussions are included of health and safety concerns, the effect of prostitution on identity, the prevalence of violence, the legislation passed to protect prostitutes, the factors that force young women to become prostitutes, and the support required to facilitate their transition out of the sex trade. This candid look at a much-neglected, grisly reality provides perspectives on why social service agencies so often fail to help prostitutes.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 140 pages
  • Publisher: Fernwood Books Ltd; 1st Printing edition (July 31 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1552661016
  • ISBN-13: 978-1552661017
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 16.3 x 0.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 222 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #445,636 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Kelly Gorkoff is a former research associate for RESOLVE and a lecturer in sociology at the University of Manitoba. Jane Runner is the program manager for the Transition, Education and Resources for Females program, which provides a culturally appropriate and supportive healing environment for women and transgendered individuals who have been exploited in the sex trade.

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Amazon.com: 5.0 out of 5 stars  1 review
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book, Great Editors Oct. 6 2010
By Josh Walker - Published on Amazon.com
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I've used this book for criminilogy research papers, and its a fabulous resource. I would not that Kelly Gorkoff is not a lecturer at the U of Manitoba as this page says, rather she is a Professer at the U of Winnipeg, and having taken a course with her, shes a damn good one at that.

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