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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

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

Phil Hubbard

Rosie Campbell

Maggie O'Neill

Jane Pitcher

Jane Scoular

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861348159.003.0012

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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