publication . Article . 2014

Governing Sex Work in the City

Mary Laing; Ian R. Cook;
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  • Published: 05 Aug 2014 Journal: Geography Compass, volume 8, pages 505-515 (issn: 1749-8198, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Sex work is often constructed as an urban "problem". As a result, sex workers, clients and the spaces in which people buy or sell sex are frequently the subject of intervention from those governing cities. This paper considers the ways in which problems and solutions are framed in the wider governance of sex work in cities in the global north. It draws on a range of academic literature to show how the urban governance of sex work takes relational and territorial forms. Governance is relational in the sense that it is about improving‟ the connections and relationships between those involved in sex work and those seemingly affected by sex work; and it is territori...
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free text keywords: Computers in Earth Sciences, Earth-Surface Processes, Atmospheric Science, General Social Sciences, Water Science and Technology, L700, Urban governance, Sex work, Public relations, business.industry, business, Sex workers, Psychological intervention, Corporate governance, Sociology
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