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Title: Male Street Hustling: Introduction Processes and Stigma Containment
Journal: Sociological Spectrum  Volume:12  Issue:1  Dated:(January-March 1992)  Pages:35-52
Author(s): T C Calhoun
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Mental Health
Bethesda, MD 20852
Grant Number: MH 15930
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Based on data obtained from interviews with 18 young male prostitutes, this article examines the process by which male street hustlers try to negotiate sexual transactions while preventing others from learning about their discrediting behavior.
Abstract: Most male prostitutes learn about street hustling as a result of peer introduction; their friends provide the necessary instructions, motives, and techniques for carrying out this deviant activity. The instructions cover the type of sexual acts which should be performed, the location of the prostitution area, ways to minimize police detection, and advice about customer behavior. Hustlers divide the process of negotiating a sexual transaction into three stages -- initial contact, confirmation, and location -- and use various techniques to avoid arrest and the subsequent label of homosexual prostitute. The hustler and the trick both engage in strategies to limit potentially discrediting information. 30 references
Main Term(s): Male offenders; Prostitution
Index Term(s): Homosexuality; Interactionist theory
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