Prostitution

  • Stuart Palmer
  • John A. Humphrey

Abstract

This and the next chapter are concerned with two major forms of sexual deviance: prostitution and homosexuality. While these have some factors in common, they are in many respects quite different forms of deviance. Both are divergences from the sexual norms. Both are usually, although by no means always, seen as forms of negative deviance. Both are fairly widespread in many societies. And a significant proportion of prostitution is homosexual rather than heterosexual. Nevertheless, as will be clear, the differences between the two forms of sexual deviance are many and great.

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Establishment Owner Business Executive Massage Parlor Societal Reaction Male Customer 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stuart Palmer
    • 1
  • John A. Humphrey
    • 2
  1. 1.University of New HampshireDurhamUSA
  2. 2.University of North CarolinaGreensboroUSA

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