"Dirty work” in the context of COVID-19: sex workers’ adaptation in Taiwan

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serval:BIB_54DCCB738506
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
"Dirty work” in the context of COVID-19: sex workers’ adaptation in Taiwan
Journal
Human Organization
Author(s)
Tseng Josh, Ohl Fabien
Publication state
In Press
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
80
Number
4
Language
english
Abstract
The COVID-19 pandemic affects primarily people in precarious conditions, and sex workers are in a vulnerable position because their occupation is usually considered “dirty work”. Examining the cases in Taiwan, we find that contrary to general imagination, sex workers managed to make their living not only by diversifying their economic activities but also by reorganizing their core services—sex. Moreover, they were able to adapt their relations with peers and clients and gained social capital that empowered them to alleviate negative impacts brought by the pandemic.
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20/09/2021 10:00
Last modification date
21/09/2021 6:40
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