(Sub)Urban Sexscapes

(Sub)Urban Sexscapes

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(Sub)Urban Sexscapes brings together a collection of theoretically-informed and empirically rich case studies from internationally renowned and emerging scholars highlighting the contemporary and historical geographies and regulation of the commercial sex industry. Contributions in this edited volume examine the spatial and regulatory contours of the sex industry from a range of disciplinary perspectivesa€”urban planning, urban geography, urban sociology, and, cultural and media studiesa€”and geographical contextsa€”Australia, the UK, US and North Africa. In overall terms, (Sub)urban Sexscapes highlights the mainstreaming of commercial sex premisesa€”sex shops, brothels, strip clubs and queer spacesa€”and productsa€”sex toys, erotic literature and pornographya€”now being commonplace in night time economy spaces, the high street, suburban shopping centres and the home. In addition, the aesthetics of commercial and alternative sexual practicesa€”BDSM and pornographya€”permeate the (sub)urban landscape via billboards, newspapers and magazines, television, music videos and the Internet. The role of sex, sexuality and commercialized sex, in contributing to the general character of our cities cannot be ignored. In short, there is a need for policy-makers to be realistic about the historical, contemporary and future presence of the sex industry. Ultimately, the regulation of the sex industry should be informed by evidence as opposed to moral panics.... live and let live perspective 64; location of 62; low costs of opening 63; Marya#39;s Club 65; neighborhood coexistence 67; neighborhood ... see also lap-dancing clubs sub-urban: definition 6 suburban: definition 5a€“6 suburbs: sexing 4a€“5; traditional values 8 Sullivan, B.: sex ... sex industry 24 Swedish model: interest in 26; introduction to European cities 26a€“7 Sweet Gum Head 206 Sydney: acceptance ofanbsp;...

Title:(Sub)Urban Sexscapes
Author:Paul J. Maginn, Christine Steinmetz
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-10-10


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