Games Pimps Play
Pimps, Players and Wives-in-Laws: A Qualitative Analysis of Street Prostitution
Games Pimps Play is a rich, original, and compellingly comprehensive study of various stages of development and transformation of vice, violence, and victimization. Offering new and provocative insights into prostitution and the concomitant enterprises of pimping, the author challenges the reductionist, facile, and obfuscating conceptions of street prostitution, so characteristic of conventional approaches, by reiterating the more dynamic, elusive, and complex interactions of contexts, activities, and actors within specified socio-political sites.
"Games Pimps Play is a detailed and insightful ethnographic analysis of the underworld of adolescent female prostitution…This study is of value to anyone interested in the sociology of deviance, social problems, social welfare, and social policy."
Dr. Frederick Desroches, University of Waterloo