In most jurisdictions, this has been driven by a clear anxiety that spaces of visible street prostitution should be off-limits to children, as well as being distanced from groups who object to such urban planning and sex workers on cultural or religious grounds. Vibrant, mixed communities of sex work are eradicated physically and mentally. Introducing gender to the critique of privatized public space. Click here to sign up.
Classic studies of gay residence postulate that the incipient gentrification associated with gay inner city residency results from childless single and partnered gay-identified individuals seeking affordable apartments and flats rather than houses in inner city locations Knopp, The marketing of gay villages has thus fuelled debates about the colonisation of indigenous, queer and diverse sexual scenes by a Western-inflected homonormative culture Bell and Binnie, To paraphrase Nast
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Surveillance of such spaces by state agents i. This stresses that strategies to displace sex work need to be understood in the context of entrepreneurial governance and the formation of coalitions of interest between city authorities, developers and home-owners alike Aalbers and Deinema, ; Neuts et al,
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Such villages have accordingly been described as exclusionary toward women and trans people Doan and Higgins, , people of colour Elder, , and working-class gays and lesbians Lewis, This means that many cities have enacted pragmatic strategies of control over such premises, seeking to limit them to designated areas through the exercise of municipal law.