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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/300054
Title:
Street prostitution and community safety: a case of contested meanings?
Authors:
Melrose, Margaret
Abstract:
This article considers the issues of ‘street prostitution’ and ‘community safety’ in terms of the discursive construction of each. It argues that in the late-modern age, concepts such as ‘community’ and ‘safety’ are problematic and their meaning cannot be taken for granted. The discussion then probes discursive constructions of ‘the prostitute’ and explores the causes of prostitution, its legal regulation and the apparent resilience of street sex markets to various forms of intervention in different places and at different times. The article concludes by considering prostitute women as members of the community and reflects on what this might mean in terms of community safety strategies.
Citation:
Margaret Melrose, (2003) "Street prostitution and community safety: a case of contested meanings?", Safer Communities, Vol. 2(1), pp.21 - 31.
Publisher:
MCB UP Ltd
Journal:
Safer Communities
Issue Date:
2003
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/300054
DOI:
10.1108/17578043200300005
Additional Links:
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/17578043200300005
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1757-8043
Appears in Collections:
The Centre for Young People, Poverty and Social Disadvantage

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMelrose, Margareten_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-28T14:46:27Z-
dc.date.available2013-08-28T14:46:27Z-
dc.date.issued2003-
dc.identifier.citationMargaret Melrose, (2003) "Street prostitution and community safety: a case of contested meanings?", Safer Communities, Vol. 2(1), pp.21 - 31.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1757-8043-
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/17578043200300005-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/300054-
dc.description.abstractThis article considers the issues of ‘street prostitution’ and ‘community safety’ in terms of the discursive construction of each. It argues that in the late-modern age, concepts such as ‘community’ and ‘safety’ are problematic and their meaning cannot be taken for granted. The discussion then probes discursive constructions of ‘the prostitute’ and explores the causes of prostitution, its legal regulation and the apparent resilience of street sex markets to various forms of intervention in different places and at different times. The article concludes by considering prostitute women as members of the community and reflects on what this might mean in terms of community safety strategies.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMCB UP Ltden_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/17578043200300005en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Safer Communitiesen_GB
dc.subjectcommunity safetyen_GB
dc.subjectprostitutionen_GB
dc.subjectsex marketen_GB
dc.titleStreet prostitution and community safety: a case of contested meanings?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalSafer Communitiesen_GB
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