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Chapter 19 Learning Objectives

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1. Provide an overview of the history of prostitution and some examples of the types of prostitution seen around the world today.


Textbook Reference: Can Money Buy You Love? pp. 607–610


2. Provide an overview of the different types of prostitutes, their motivations for this form of employment, and their standings in the prostitution hierarchy.


Textbook Reference: There Is a Hierarchy of Prostitution, pp. 610–617


3. Compare and contrast female prostitutes with male and transgendered prostitutes in terms of earnings, safety, time with clients, sexual orientation, and sexual pleasure experienced.


Textbook Reference: There Is a Hierarchy of Prostitution, pp. 610–617


4. Provide an analysis of the motivations for people who offer prostitution services as well as what motivates clients to seek out their services.


Textbook Reference: Good Pay Is the Main Motive for Prostitution, pp. 617–621


5. Review worldwide patterns of legislation and regulation of prostitution, and the divergent opinions that are held about governments’ proper role in this domain.


Textbook Reference: Good Pay Is the Main Motive for Prostitution, pp. 617–621


6. Discuss the prevalence of, and global concerns associated with, underage and coerced prostitution.


Textbook Reference: Good Pay Is the Main Motive for Prostitution, pp. 617–621


7. Provide an overview of the history of the pornographic industry along with key milestones related to censorship.


Textbook Reference: Pornography Has Always Been Part of Human Culture, pp. 622–626


8. Discuss, with examples, how technological change has impacted the production, distribution, and availability of pornography.


Textbook Reference: Pornography Has Always Been Part of Human Culture, pp. 622–626


9. Outline the debate surrounding the potential harmful effects of pornography, including any research evidence that supports or refutes the various points of view.


Textbook Reference: There Are Conflicting Perspectives on the Value or Harm of Pornography, pp. 626–630


10. Explain why underage pornography, though widely condemned, is common in some countries outside the United States.


Textbook Reference: There Are Conflicting Perspectives on the Value or Harm of Pornography, pp. 626–630


11. Describe the trends in sexual content on television since the 1980s and the reaction by researchers, regulators, and the general public.


Textbook Reference: Sex Is Part of the Mass Media, pp. 630–632


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