[Book Review] Male Sex Work and Society

Male Sex Work and Society / Victor Minichiello and John Scott (eds)

When thinking of sex work, we often think of it as a female profession, but it never has belonged exclusively to women.  We rarely see male sex workers represented in popular culture, and we do, we often encounter either a sterilized, hetero-normative presentation.  Male Sex Work and Society attempts to fill the void in scholarly research and discussion of sex work by providing a number of in-depth inspections of different aspects of men in sex work in the United States and globally.  At over 500 pages, this is a hefty tomb of analysis, with subjects smoothly introduced by the editors, helping the reader establish a frame of reference as they transition between sections.  Male Sex Work and Society contains examinations of the field in a variety of contexts, including history, public health, sociology, psychology, social services, economics, geography, criminal justice, and popular culture.

Advanced Reader Copy copy courtesy of NetGalley; differences may exist between uncorrected galley text and the final edition.

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