Red Lights and Safety Zones

Maggie O’Neill, Rosie Campbell, Anne James, Mark Webster, Kate Green, Jay Patel, Nasreen Akhtar, Waheed Saleem

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The area in which street prostitution takes place is defined historically as a ‘redlight area’. In Walsall, the red-light area is also a vibrant residential area. The redlight area is a contested site that includes visible evidence of the social, economic and spatial dynamics of prostitution, alongside local development and regeneration. The area is a cultural space and a site of both consumption and display marked also by evidence of the shifting responses to prostitution, traffic calming and CCTV cameras. Residents have contested their spaces and their right to live without the display of street prostitution via resident action, street patrols, and demands for research and strategic management.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCity of Quarters
Subtitle of host publicationUrban Villages in the Contemporary City
EditorsMark Jayne, David Bell
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781351951296, 9781315260181
ISBN (Print)9780754634140, 9781138416109
Publication statusPublished - 7 Apr 2004
Externally publishedYes


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