Introduction: Socio-cultural Contexts-Renewed Methodologies for Social Research.
Part I Feminist Knowledge and Social Research: Understanding Prostitution.
1 Feminism(s) and Prostitution.
2 Feminist Knowledge and Social Research: Ethno-mimesis as Perfomative Praxis.
Part II Interpretive Ethnographies: Life History Work.
3 Women's Voices, Women's Lives.
4 Adolescent Prostitution: Runaways, Homelessness and Living in Local Authority Care.
III Feminist Postmodernisms and Ethnographies of Difference: between Modernity and Postmodernity.
5 Imagining Women: Prostitution, the Aestheticization of the Whore and the Social Organization of Desire.
6 The City, Masculinity and the Social Organization of Desire: Pimps and Punters.
7 Conclusion: Towards a Politics of Feeling.
‘By working across traditional disciplinary divides, O’Neill provides a stimulating and fresh approach to feminist work in the area of prostitution, at the same time making timely demands on the reader to think more deeply about the nature and purpose of feminist theory and research.’ – Jenny Ryan, Manchester Metropolitan University