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Securing an urban renaissanceCrime, community, and British urban policy$
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Rowland Atkinson and Gesa Helms

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9781861348159

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861348159.001.0001

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Prostitution, gentrification, and the limits of neighbourhood space

Prostitution, gentrification, and the limits of neighbourhood space

(p.203) Twelve Prostitution, gentrification, and the limits of neighbourhood space
Securing an urban renaissance

Phil Hubbard

Rosie Campbell

Maggie O'Neill

Jane Pitcher

Jane Scoular

Policy Press

This chapter examines the impact of gentrification and prostitution on urban neighbourhood space. The studies in five British cities suggest there are a multitude of tensions that may arise in areas of street sex working, and, irrespective of the cause of these tensions, the result is a differentiated landscape of tolerance. The chapter argues that the social disruption caused by gentrification may pre-empt and provoke concerted campaigns of enforcement and social exclusion. It also discusses community response to sex work and looks at sex work in the context of urban regeneration.

Keywords:   gentrification, prostitution, urban neighbourhood, British cities, street sex work, tolerance, social exclusion, urban regeneration

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