Engaging ideas, transforming minds
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149 pages
6 x 9 inches
October 1998
Print ISBN: 9781551301167


Overview

Games Pimps Play is a rich, original, and compellingly comprehensive study of various stages of development and transformation of vice, violence, and victimization. Offering new and provocative insights into prostitution and the concomitant enterprises of pimping, the author challenges the reductionist, facile, and obfuscating conceptions of street prostitution, so characteristic of conventional approaches, by reiterating the more dynamic, elusive, and complex interactions of contexts, activities, and actors within specified socio-political sites.


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Table of Contents

Foreword: From Localized Texts to Hegemonic Narratives: Contextualizing "Games Pimps Play"

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Methodological Issues: Researching "The Game"
Chapter 3: Juvenile Prostitution: A Social Typology
Chapter 4: Procurement: The Pimp's Game
Chapter 5: Stratagem Method of Procurement: "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous"
Chapter 6: Training: Getting Started--"Turned Out" Applying the Trade
Chapter 7: Working Relations: The Descent to Violence
Chapter 8: The Pimp: Analytical Examination
Chapter 9: Policing the Game: Social Service/Law Enforcement and the Street Sex Trade
Chapter 10: Emergent Sociological Theoretical Approaches: Reviewing the Findings
Glossary of Terminology Used within the Pimp-Prostitute Subculture

Bibliography

James F. Hodgson

James F. Hodgson is a former police officer who is now Associate Professor and Chair of the Graduate Department of Sociology, Longwood College, Virginia.

The Criminal Justice System, Games Pimps Play

Reviews

"Games Pimps Play is a detailed and insightful ethnographic analysis of the underworld of adolescent female prostitution...This study is of value to anyone interested in the sociology of deviance, social problems, social welfare, and social policy."

"Games Pimps Play is a detailed and insightful ethnographic analysis of the underworld of adolescent female prostitution...This study is of value to anyone interested in the sociology of deviance, social problems, social welfare, and social policy."
—  Dr. Frederick Desroches, University of Waterloo

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