Author:Svati P. Shah


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Street Corner Secrets: Sex, Work, and Migration in the City of Mumbai

By: Svati P. Shah

Price: $15.75

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2014

Seller ID: 101875

ISBN: 8125056289

Condition: New

Street Corner Secrets challenges widespread notions of sex work in India by examining solicitation in three spaces within the city of Mumbai where sexual commerce may be solicited alongside other income-generating activities. These spaces—brothels, streets, and public day-wage labor markets (nakas are seldom placed within the same analytic frame. Focusing on women who had migrated to Mumbai from rural, economically underdeveloped areas within India, Svati P. Shah argues that selling sexual services is one of a number of ways women working as laborers may earn a living, demonstrating that ... View more info