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Kao 36. knjiga Biblioteke Studije Instituta društvenih znanosti Ivo Pilar objavljena je knjiga PROSTITUTION IN CROATIA AND SLOVENIA: SEX WORKERS’ EXPERIENCES koju su uredile Ivana Radačić i Mojca Pajnik. – Iz recenzija

Prostitution in Croatia and Slovenia is a must read for anyone wanting to learn about sex work in the Balkans. It is a much needed book in light of the marginal status of sex work research, and dearth of official data and studies of seks work in both these countries. – Rosie Campbell

Ivana Radačić, Mojca Pajnik (Eds.)
Bibliotheca STUDIES – Book 36
Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar & The Peace Institute, Ljubljana Zagreb, 2017, 196 pgs.


Omot | Impresum | Sadržaj

Ivana Radačić & Mojca Pajnik: INTRODUCTION

Prostitution in a Post-Socialist Context
Prostitution in a Legal Context
Research Objectives
Ethical Issues
Data Analysis
Structure of the Book


Ivana Radačić: Prostitution Policy and Practice: Criminalisation Framework Introduction

Legal Framework
The Act on the Misdemeanours against Public Order and Peace and its implementation
The Criminal Code
Implementation of Laws
Official Data on Misdemeanours and Criminal Offences
Practice of the Misdemeanour Courts in Zagreb and Split
Practice of the Municipal Criminal Courts in Zagreb and Split
Data, Research, Discourses and Policies
Concluding Remarks

Ivana Radačić & Lynette Šikić Mićanović: Sex Workers and Sex Work: Complexity of Experiences

Pathways into and Reasons for Sex Work
Organisation of Work
Stigmatisation and Illegality of Work
(Lack of) Services and Support Systems
Concluding Remarks

Stephanie Stelko: Relationships with Clients: Business, Socialising and Violence

Client Profiles and Reasons for Seeking Commercial Seks
Negotiating with Clients and Addressing Risks
Experiences of Violence
Physical and Sexual Violence
Economic Violence
Emotional Risks, Unsafe and Uncomfortable Situations with Clients
Relationships Beyond Seks
Concluding Remarks

Tihana Štojs Brajković: Relationships with Intermediaries: Protection, Control and Violence

Intermediaries’ Profiles
Women’s Experiences with Intermediaries
Pimp-Related Violence and Control
(Non)reporting of Violence
(Dis)advantages of Working with Intermediaries
Concluding Remarks

Stephanie Stelko & Ivana Radačić: Relationships with the Police: Context of Repression

Problematic Policing Practices
Fear of “Getting Caught”
Extortion of Free Sexual Services
Abuse and Disrespectful Treatment of Sex Workers
Failure to Provide Information about Rights
Lack of Protection
Collaboration with Pimps
Positive Interactions
Concluding Remarks

Ivana Radačić & Lynette Šikić Mićanović: Recommendations for Improvements: Law Reform, Organising and Support Services

Legal Framework Changes: Decriminalisation / Legalisation
De-Stigmatisation, Education and Awareness Raising
Support Services: Sex Workers’ Rights Organisation, Drop-In Centre
Improving Relations with the Police and the Judiciary
Concluding Remarks


Mojca Pajnik: Prostitution Policy and Practice: Peculiarities of Decriminalisation

Legal Framework
A Shift Towards Decriminalisation
Implementation of Laws
Shifting Parallels Between Prostitution and Human Trafficking
A Future Shift Towards Regulation?
Diffused Prostitution Markets and Discourses
Concluding Remarks

Mojca Pajnik & Emanuela Fabijan: Sex Workers and Sex Work: From Organising Work to Coping with Stigma

Pathways into Sex Work and Reasons for Working in the Sex Industry
Patterns of Organising Work
Perceptions of Their Work as “Legitimate Work”
Stigmatisation and Marginalisation
Concluding Remarks

Emanuela Fabijan: Relationships with Clients: Sex Workers’ Negotiating Strategies

The Profile of Clients and their Motives for Using Sex Services
Relationships Between Sex Workers and Clients
From Respect to Friendship
Addressing Negative Experiences with Clients
Strategies of Addressing and Preventing Risks
From Co-working and Advice from Experienced Sex Workers to Setting Rules and Limits
The Importance of Sharing Information, Raising Prices, Video Surveillance and Protecting Privacy
Concluding Remarks

Mojca Frelih: Relationships with Intermediaries: Support or Exploitation?

Pimping as a Criminal Offence
Pimps as Partners, Clients, Club Owners
Sex Workers’ Reflections on the Role of Pimps
Pimp-Related Control and Violence
Concluding Remarks

Mojca Frelih: Relationships with the Police: Between Protection and Abuse

Police Work
Experiences of Sex Workers with the Police
Abuse and Lack of Protection
Building Coalitions Between the Police, other Agencies and Seks Workers
Concluding Remarks

Mojca Pajnik & Emanuela Fabijan: Recommendations for Improvements: Aiming for Equality of Seks Workers

Decriminalisation, Legalisation and Regulation
Improving Health
Informing, Educating, Establishing Support Systems
Improving Police Work
Concluding Remarks

Mojca Pajnik & Ivana Radačić: CONCLUDING REMARKS: Reflecting on the Differences and Similarities of Prostitution Policies and Practices in Croatia and Slovenia

About the Authors

Iz recenzija

This edited volume is the first systematic socio-legal study of sex work in Croatia and Slovenia. It not only complements the existing public health (Croatia) and sociological (Slovenia) insights about the phenomenon in the two countries but provides a rich sociocultural and socioeconomic context of the experience of sex work / prostitution for future research. (…) In the context of international research, the book should be consulted for systematic and instructive insights into the phenomenon of sex work in a post-transitional European region.

• Aleksandar Štulhofer, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb

The monograph is an original scientific work based on an inclusive research which, by giving voice to subjects of research, has enabled researchers to cross the limits of established knowledge and contribute to new views on prostitution and sex work, and has opened the field of reflection in science, research, social movements and policies.

• Vesna Leskovšek, Faculty of Social Work, University of Ljubljana

Academics, activists and sex-workers will find this book informative and thought provoking regardless of their pre-conceived beliefs about prostitution. While ideological positions which represent sex work as either forced or freely chosen often frame prostitution research, the research which underpins this book avoids such simplistic dichotomies. The authors offer a nuanced qualitative analysis of sex-work law, policy and experiences in Croatia and Slovenia, two EU states where evidence-based policy making on sex-work is sorely lacking.

• Carol Harrington, Victoria University of Wellington

Prostitution in Croatia and Slovenia learn about sex work in the Balkans. It is a much needed book in light of is a must read for anyone wanting to the marginal status of sex work research, and dearth of official data and studies of sex work in both these countries (…) It is refreshing to read a book attempting to move ‘beyond the binary’ of theoretical approaches (…) in an attempt to foreground the lived realities of people who sell sexual services in Croatia and Slovenia. Another strength of the book is the production of research knowledge which is policy relevant; the authors make a range of recommendations informed by their findings and make a case for future polices and service provision which is informed by the needs of sex workers and are inclusive of sex workers’ own experiences and views.

• Rosie Campbell, University of Leicester and University of York


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