Prostitution, gentrification, and the limits of neighbourhood space

Phil Hubbard, Rosie Campbell, Maggie O’Neill, Jane Pitcher, Jane Scoular

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSecuring an Urban Renaissance
Subtitle of host publicationCrime, Community, and British Urban Policy
EditorsRowland Atkinson, Gesa Helms
PublisherPolicy Press
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781847422477
ISBN (Print)9781861348159, 9781861348142
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes


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