Prostitution and its Effects in Northeast Turkey

Bellerhann, I. (1995) Prostitution and its Effects in Northeast Turkey. European Journal of Womens Studies, 2 (2). pp. 219-235. ISSN 1350-5068. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

following the opening of the border between Turkey and the Soviet Union in 1988, petty traders appeared in the towns of the Eastern Black Sea coast, establishing 'Russian markets'. They were soon followed by women who engaged in prostitution. The appearance of a great number of foreigners in a part of Turkey that had previously been virtually untouched by tourism has had an important imnpact on both the economy and local percerptions of the outside world. The visible presence and activities of foreign prostitutes have provoked a variety of reactions among local people in an area where the centuries old moral code has been scrupulously observed. The article outlines the diverse reactions of women in different social groups, and notes that while some women can use the situation to improve the control they exercise over their lives, the poorest remain the victims of exploitation - just like their foreign sisters.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: P. Ogbuji
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2009 10:45
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2009 10:45
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/19703 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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