BOOK REVIEW – (SUB)URBAN SEXSCAPES: GEOGRAPHIES AND REGULATION OF THE SEX INDUSTRY

9781138060258

« BOOK REVIEW BY ÉRIC FALARDEAU, UNIVERSITÉ DU QUÉBEC À MONTRÉAL

Sex has always had close ties with boundaries, limits, and transgression; especially within the public confines of towns, cities, and countries. Therefore, it isn’t surprising that its public display and consumption have been subject to diverse regulations around the world in order to contain its dangerous power within constricted and monitored territories. These spatial configurations and limitations create singular discourses on sex (Foucault: 1976) by the way these discourses are framed in public spaces, wherever sex is showcased (sex shops, strip clubs, prostitution, adult video stores or theatres, publicity, red-light districts, BDSM venues, etc.). »

Full review :

https://screeningsex.com/2020/06/15/book-review-suburban-sexscapes-geographies-and-regulation-of-the-sex-industry/