Score: 4.5
From 128 Ratings

The Bad Guys Won


  • Author: Jeff Pearlman
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Baseball
  • File Size: 1005927 Bytes


The Bad Guys Won, award-winning Sports Illustrated baseball writer Jeff Pearlman returns to an innocent time when a city worshipped a man named Mookie and the Yankees were the second-best team in New York.It was 1986, and the New York Mets won 108 regular-season games and the World Series, capturing the hearts (and other assorted body parts) of fans everywhere. But their greatness on the field was nearly eclipsed by how bad they were off it. Led by the indomitable Keith Hernandez and the young dynamic duo of Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry, along with the gallant Scum Bunch, the Amazin’s left a wide trail of wreckage in their wake—hotel rooms, charter planes, a bar in Houston, and most famously Bill Buckner and the hated Boston Red Sox.With a...

Score: 4.5
From 39 Ratings

Fully Ignited


  • Author: Shannon Stacey
  • Release Date : 2016-02-23
  • Genre: Contemporary
  • File Size: 1723176 Bytes


“Fully Ignited was completely captivating, heartwarming and with a good dose of sensual sexiness making it a fantastic addition to Ms. Stacey’s Boston Fire series.” —Guilty Pleasures Book ReviewsFrom New York Times bestselling author SHANNON STACEYMeet the tough, dedicated men of BOSTON FIRE—and the women who turn their lives upside downWhen Jamie Rutherford takes a temporary assignment as lieutenant of Boston Fire’s Engine 59, she doesn’t anticipate any problems. She’s been in the fire service for a long time and, even though she’s fairly new to Boston, she knows how to make any firehouse her home. What she’s not prepared for is her reaction to firefighter Scott Kincaid.Scott is looking for a wife. It’s been a fun ride as a sin...

Sex Work and the City
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Sex Work and the City


  • Author : Yasmina Katsulis
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2009-09-15
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780292779808


Sex Work and the City Book Description :

A gateway at the U.S.-Mexico border, Tijuana is a complex urban center with a sizeable population of sex workers. An in-depth case study of the trade, Sex Work and the City is the first major ethnographic publication on contemporary prostitution in this locale, providing a detailed analysis of how sex workers' experiences and practices are shaped by policing and regulation. Contextualizing her research within the realm of occupational risk, Yasmina Katsulis examines the experiences of a diverse range of sex workers in the region and explores the implications of prostitution, particularly regarding the spheres of class hierarchies, public health, and other broad social effects. Based on eighteen months of intensive fieldwork and nearly 400 interviews ...

Selling Sex in Cape Town

Selling Sex in Cape Town


  • Author : Chandré Gould
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Human trafficking
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105132783114


Selling Sex in Cape Town Book Description :

Are women tricked into sex work? How much control do they have over their working conditions? Are sex workers able to leave if they want to? The answers to these and many other questions about the sex work industry can be found in this book. This two-year study by the Institute for Security Studies and the Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Task Force is the first complete survey and analysis of the sex work industry in a South African city, Cape Town. It analyses numbers, earnings, working conditions and various aspects of exploitation of both street-based and brothel-based sex workers, and makes recommendations on how exploitation of sex workers can be prevented. As human trafficking into prostitution is of concern both in South Africa and worldwide...

Sex Work and the City
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Sex Work and the City


  • Author : Yasmina Katsulis
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2009-09-15
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780292779808


Sex Work and the City Book Description :

A gateway at the U.S.-Mexico border, Tijuana is a complex urban center with a sizeable population of sex workers. An in-depth case study of the trade, Sex Work and the City is the first major ethnographic publication on contemporary prostitution in this locale, providing a detailed analysis of how sex workers' experiences and practices are shaped by policing and regulation. Contextualizing her research within the realm of occupational risk, Yasmina Katsulis examines the experiences of a diverse range of sex workers in the region and explores the implications of prostitution, particularly regarding the spheres of class hierarchies, public health, and other broad social effects. Based on eighteen months of intensive fieldwork and nearly 400 interviews ...

Cosmopolitan Sex Workers

Cosmopolitan Sex Workers


  • Author : Christine B.N. Chin
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-05-02
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199890910


Cosmopolitan Sex Workers Book Description :

Analysis of the women who migrate for sex work, the organizations that facilitate these placements and the hierarchies that persist within the trade, all of which unfold in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia....

Sex and the City

Sex and the City


  • Author : Philip Hubbard
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-06-04
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351791304


Sex and the City Book Description :

This title was first published in 2000: Prostitution has always played a crucial symbolic role in the definition of moral and sexual standards and, as such, the figure of the prostitute has been paradigmatic in the history of the sex and the city. Focusing on the geographies of female prostitution in Western societies, this book explores the nature of sites of sex work and the ways they shape the lives of prostitutes (and their clients). In so doing, the book aims not simply to present a static "mapping" of sex work, but seeks to highlight how these public and private ssites are struggled over, with prostitutes often resisting the strategies of social and legal control designed to regulate their working practices. The book consequently engages with a...

Selling Sex in the City

Selling Sex in the City


  • Author : Magaly Rodriguez Garcia
  • Publisher : Studies in Global Social Histo
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9004346244


Selling Sex in the City Book Description :

Selling Sex in the City offers a worldwide analysis of prostitution since 1600. It analyses more than 20 cities with an important sex industry and compares policies and social trends, coercion and agency, but also prostitutes' working and living conditions....

Prostitution and Sex Work

Prostitution and Sex Work


  • Author : Melissa Hope Ditmore
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780313362897


Prostitution and Sex Work Book Description :

A fascinating overview of prostitution and sex work in the United States, from the Colonial era to today, examines the issue as it affects men, women, and transgender individuals of all races and classes. * Appendices of primary source documents include lyrics and poetry, legal texts, and excerpts from reports produced by sex work projects * A chronology of significant legal cases, passage of laws, and events pertaining to prostitution and sex work from the Colonial era to the present * A comprehensive bibliography of significant scholarship from history, sociology, and anthropology...

Call Me Jezebel

Call Me Jezebel


  • Author : Cull Kerri
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2017-03-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1550816713


Call Me Jezebel Book Description :

St. John’s is known as a flourishing port city, a cultural gem, and popular tourist destination: a picturesque city of pubs and restaurants, music and colourful houses. But a thriving sex trade quietly exists beneath that polished conception, a trade few are aware of or even understand. In an engaging journalistic style, Kerri Cull respectfully reveals the people who make up the city’s surprisingly diverse sex industry and, in the process, makes a compelling humanistic argument for understanding before judgment....

Organizing for Sex Workers    Rights in Montr  al

Organizing for Sex Workers Rights in Montr al


  • Author : Francine Tremblay
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2020-01-31
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781498593908


Organizing for Sex Workers Rights in Montr al Book Description :

This book is based on a case study about Stella, l’amie de Maimie a Montréal sex workers' rights organization, founded by and for sex workers. It explores how a group of ostracized female-identified sex workers transformed themselves into a collective to promote the health and well-being of women working in the sex industry. Weighed down by the old and tenacious whore symbol, the sex workers at Stella had to find a way to navigate the criminality of sex work and sex workers, in order to do advocacy and support work, and create safer spaces for sex workers to engage in such advocacy. This book focuses on sex workers, but the advocacy challenges and strategies it outlines can also apply to the lives of other marginalized groups who are often ignored...

Street Corner Secrets

Street Corner Secrets


  • Author : Svati P Shah
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-07-29
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780822376514


Street Corner Secrets Book Description :

Street Corner Secrets challenges widespread notions of sex work in India by examining solicitation in three spaces within the city of Mumbai that are seldom placed within the same analytic frame—brothels, streets, and public day-wage labor markets (nakas), where sexual commerce may be solicited discretely alongside other income-generating activities. Focusing on women who migrated to Mumbai from rural, economically underdeveloped areas within India, Svati P. Shah argues that selling sexual services is one of a number of ways women working as laborers may earn a living, demonstrating that sex work, like day labor, is a part of India's vast informal economy. Here, various means of earning—legitimized or stigmatized, legal or illegal—overlap or ex...