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|Title:||Prostitution and public health in NSW||Contributor(s):||Scott, J (author)||Publication Date:||2003||DOI:||10.1080/1369105011000024439||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/67||Abstract:||Using historical and contemporary resources, this paper provides a critical account of the contemporary governance of prostitution in New South Wales. A Foucauldian approach is used to analyse the ways in which prostitution has been problematized as a health issue and managed as a public health problem. The analysis differs from other critical studies of prostitution in that it examines specific techniques of power, the operations of which have not been confined to the workings of a repressive criminal justice system. It is shown that there currently co-exists two broad understandings of prostitution in New South Wales, Australia, which have informed current initiatives to manage prostitution. Prostitutes working in public spaces have been presented as sexual agents wilfully engaged in criminal conduct and the spread of contagion. They have been subject to intense official scrutiny and regulated through criminal sanctions. In contrast, prostitutes working in private spaces have been presented as victims of adverse circumstance, deserving of protection and compassion. They have been made subject to strategic interventions that have attempted to normalize prostitution and render the prostitute a hygienic subject.||Publication Type:||Journal Article||Source of Publication:||Culture, Health and Sexuality, 5(3), p. 277-293||Publisher:||Routledge||Place of Publication:||United Kingdom||ISSN:||1369-1058||Field of Research (FOR):||160899 Sociology not elsewhere classified||Peer Reviewed:||Yes||HERDC Category Description:||C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 103
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