Street Corner Secrets : Sex, Work, and Migration in the City of Mumbai
By: Shah, Svati P.Material type: TextSeries: Next Wave: New Directions in Women''s Studies: Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (277 p.).ISBN: 9780822376514.Subject(s): Prostitutes -- India -- Mumbai | Prostitution -- India -- Mumbai | Rural-urban migration -- India -- Mumbai | Women -- Employment -- India -- MumbaiGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Street Corner Secrets : Sex, Work, and Migration in the City of MumbaiDDC classification: 306.740954792 Online resources: Click here to access online
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Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1. Day Wage Labor and Migration: Making Ends Meet; Chapter 2. Sex, Work, and Silence from the Construction Workers' Naka; Chapter 3. Sex Work and the Street; Chapter 4. Red-Light Districts, Rescue, and Real Estate; Conclusion. Agency, Livelihoods, and Spaces; Notes; Bibliography; Index
An ethnography of women in the city of Mumbai who look for work at nakas, street corners where day laborers congregate and wait to be hired for construction jobs. Often chosen last, after male workers, or not at all, some women turn to sex work in order to make money, at the nakas, on the street, or in brothels. Svati P. Shah argues that sex work should be seen in relation to other structural inequities affecting these women's lives, such as threats from the police and lack of access to clean water.