Cities of Pleasure
Sex and the Urban Socialscape
Edited by Alan Collins
Routledge – 2004 – 248 pages
Series: Urban Studies Monographs
This book contains a collection of cutting-edge chapters that explore various connections between urban living, sexuality and sexual desire around the world. The key themes featured address a number of topical issues including:
With detailed case studies, and a strong interdisciplinary appeal, this book will be a valuable reference for postgraduates and advanced students in the fields of cultural studies as well as human, urban and social geography.
This book was previously published as a special issue of the journal Urban Studies.
1. Sexuality and Sexual Services in the Urban Economy and Socialscape: An Overview Part 1: Commercial Sexual Spaces, Markets and Community Responses 2. Space, Risk and Opportunity: The Evolution of Paid Sex Markets 3. The Changing Nature of Adult Entertainment Districts: Between a Rock and a Hard Place or Going from Strength to Strength? 4. Cleansing the Metropolis: Sex Work and the Politics of Zero Tolerance 5. The Risks of Street Prostitution: Punters, Police and Protesters Part 2: Evolution and Development of Urban Gay Spaces 6. Homosexuality and the City: An Historical Overview 7. Urban Space and Homosexuality: The Example of the Marais, Paris' 'Gay Ghetto' 8. Where Love Dares (Not) Speak Its Name: The Expression of Homosexuality in Singapore 9. Sexual Dissidence, Enterprise and Assimilation: Bedfellows in Urban Regeneration 10. Authenticating Queer Space: Citizenship, Urbanism and Governance Part 3: Urban Sexuality 11. Sex and Not the City?: The Aspirations of the Thirty-Something Working Woman 12. Queer as Folk: Producing the Real of Urban Space