9780739123256

Exposing the Pretty Woman Myth

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  • ISBN13:

    9780739123256

  • ISBN10:

    0739123254

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-07-30
  • Publisher: Lexington Books

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Summary

Exposing the Pretty Woman Myth presents the lived experiences of women who prostitute themselves on the streets. It is based on research conducted with prostituted women over a six-year period. Author Rochelle Dalla presents case-history analyses of the women participants and opens a window into the world of street-level prostitution.

Author Biography

Rochelle L. Dalla, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Nebraska, Omaha

Table of Contents

List of Figuresp. ix
List of Tablesp. xi
List of Illustrationsp. xiii
Abbreviationsp. xv
Forewordp. xvii
Prefacep. xix
The Journey Beginsp. 1
Images of Individualityp. 3
Theoretical Overviewp. 19
Research Methodologyp. 29
The Larger Perspective: Patterns of Commonalityp. 47
Families of Origin and Procreationp. 49
Life in the "Game"p. 75
Violence and Abusep. 115
Exiting with Optimismp. 141
Follow-up and Applicationp. 161
Three Years Later: A Longitudinal Investigationp. 163
Intervention Strategies and Policy Implicationsp. 191
Appendicesp. 215
Selected Bibliographyp. 219
Indexp. 229
About the Authorp. 233
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