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Nocturnal Rights to the City: Property, Propriety and Sex Premises in Inner Sydney

Boydell, Spike, Prior, Jason, Hubbard, Philip (2012) Nocturnal Rights to the City: Property, Propriety and Sex Premises in Inner Sydney. Urban Studies, 49 (8). pp. 1837-1852. ISSN 0042-0980. (doi:10.1177/0042098011417019) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:34442)

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Abstract

Questions of property rights are central to the organisation of urban space yet remain weakly theorised in the context of sexuality. Tracing battles over spaces of commercial sex in inner Sydney, this paper argues that particular claims to privacy and property underpin exclusionary actions restricting the boundaries of sexual citizenship. However, the paper also notes the potential for the emergence of ‘sexual commons’ where claims to an enhanced notion of sexual citizenship can be made. The paper concludes that property rights consist of overlapping and complex claims to space in which questions of sexuality and the sanctity of family life are often brought to the fore. In arguing this, the paper demonstrates that property rights constitute a key mechanism in the management and regulation of the (nocturnal) city.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/0042098011417019
Uncontrolled keywords: urban space,sexuality,rights constitute, boundaries
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2013 10:12 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 10:20 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/34442 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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