The Social Ecology of Red-Light Districts

  title={The Social Ecology of Red-Light Districts},
  author={Ronald Weitzer},
  journal={Urban Affairs Review},
  pages={702 - 730}
Research on modern red-light districts (RLDs) is deficient in some key respects. Centered largely on street prostitution zones and nations where prostitution is illegal, this literature gives insufficient attention to settings where RLDs consist of a cluster of indoor venues that are legal and regulated by the authorities. Using classic Chicago School research on vice districts as a point of departure, this article examines the physical structure and social organization of red-light zones in… 

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