Eine Begleiterin der Menschheit / A Companion of Mankind
Edited By Frank Jacob
Prostitution seems to be as old as humanity itself and is consequently not described as the «oldest profession» without cause. This anthology is an interdisciplinary, chronological and regional extensive approach to analyze the phenomenon. It provides a broad historical, sociological, cultural, and gender perspective on prostitution for the academic as well as the interested reader alike. It examines the role of prostitutes in society, the reception of the profession per se and the conditions due to which it is established.
In Her Own Words… Interview with a London Call Girl
In 1998, I undertook video interviews with three women working as call girls in London. One of the women, we shall call her ‘Q’, was in her early twenties at the time. The following is the transcript from Q’s interview. Although it is not discussed during the interview, I feel it is imperative to note that Q suffered sexual abuse during her childhood. Before becoming a top London call girl, she was originally forced into prostitution at the age of fifteen by a pimp.
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