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An unlikely mobilization : the occupation of Saint-Nizier church by the prostitutes of Lyon
This article examines the conditions under which, in June 1975, a marginalized, stigmatized population -the prostitutes of the French city of Lyon- took the step of collective action, occupying aExpand
The Emergence and Uncertain Outcomes of Prostitutes' Social Movements
This article is a comparative study of five prostitutes' social movements. The emergence of these movements is one of the major developments in the politics of prostitution: for the first time,Expand
Neighbors’ anxieties against prostitutes’ fears: Ambivalence and repression in the policing of street prostitution in France☆
Abstract At the end of the 1990s, prostitution became a renewed political issue in France with the arrival of migrant women supposedly under the grip of organized criminal networks. Neighbors of newExpand
The Debate on Prostitution in France: A Conflict between Abolitionism, Regulation and Prohibition
A heated debate on the issue of prostitution took place during the summer of 2002. Intellectuals, politicians, feminist activists, associations supporting prostitutes, and associations againstExpand
An Ambiguous Compassion: Policing and Debating Prostitution in Contemporary France
Since 1960, prostitution is defined by the French law as incompatible with human dignity. Prostitutes are considered as victims of social maladjustment who should be rescued by social workers andExpand
The space of social movements
ABSTRACT The article defines the concept of ‘space of social movements’, that describes the relatively autonomous microcosm of practice and meaning in which contentious mobilizations are linked byExpand
Le Baron Haussmann
L'action collective des prostituées : le cheminement incertain de la constitution d'un groupe
A partir de l'etude comparative de trois terrains differents (le mouvement d'occupation des eglises par les prostituees francaises en 1975, le "comite international pour les droits des prostituees"Expand
Neighbors' anxieties against prostitutes' fears
At the end of the 1990s, prostitution became a renewed political issue in France with the arrival of migrant women supposedly under the grip of organized criminal networks. Neighbors of newExpand
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