Prostitution in the Community; Drinking and Moderation

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Prostitution in the community: The criminologist, Sarah Kingston, discusses her study of the impact of sex work on local residents and businesses. Policies restricting sex work are often based on assumptions about the alleged negative effects of commercial sex on everyday lives. This is the first comprehensive text to examine the empirical basis of this assumption. How do neighbourhoods react to the presence of prostitutes and male clients in their areas? Do stereotypes of stigma and deviance mean that residents will always wish to move this 'problem' elsewhere.

Also, the sociologist, Henry Yeomans, charts the fluid, ever changing definitions of 'moderate' alcohol consumption.

Producer: Jayne Egerton.

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Sarah Kingston

Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Leeds Metropolitan University



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Prostitution in the Community: Attitudes, Action and Resistance
publisher: Routledge
ISBN-10: 0415688671
ISBN-13: 978-0415688673

Henry Yeomans

Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Leeds



Find out more about Dr Henry Yeomans



Abstract: Blurred visions: experts, evidence and the promotion of moderate drinking
The Sociological Review
Special Issue: Sociological Review Monograph Series: Sociologies of moderation: problems of democracy, expertise and the media
by Alexander Thomas T. Smith and John Holmwood
Volume 61, Issue Supplement S2, pages 58–78, December 2013
DOI: 10.1111/1467-954X.12100



Alcohol and moral regulations: Public Attitudes, Spirited Measures and Victorian Hangovers

Publisher: Policy Press (18 Jun 2014)

ISBN-10: 1447309936

ISBN-13: 978-1447309932


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