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

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_54DCCB738506
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
"Dirty work” in the context of COVID-19: sex workers’ adaptation in Taiwan
Périodique
Human Organization
Auteur(s)
Tseng Chien-Chun, Ohl Fabien
Statut éditorial
In Press
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
80
Numéro
4
Pages
292-301
Langue
anglais
Résumé
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.
Mots-clé
sex workers, social capital, COVID-19, adaptation, Taiwan, “dirty work”
Création de la notice
20/09/2021 9:00
Dernière modification de la notice
05/11/2021 6:38
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