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Working in the other Square Mile: performing and placing sexualized labour in Soho’s sex shops

Tyler, Melissa (2012) 'Working in the other Square Mile: performing and placing sexualized labour in Soho’s sex shops.' Work, Employment and Society, 26 (6). 899 - 917. ISSN 0950-0170

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Abstract

<jats:p> Drawing on an ethnographic study of an empirically neglected sector and setting of employment, namely sales-service work in sex shops located in London’s Soho, this article develops the sociological analysis of sales-service work in two ways. First, it emphasizes the inter-relationship between emotion, aesthetics and sexuality underpinning the performance of sexualized labour, shaping the way in which the latter is enacted and embodied. Second, it highlights the importance of locating, or placing sexualized labour, teasing out the ways in which it is encoded and embedded in the particular place in which it is performed, a theme that remains under-developed in the study of sales-service work to date. </jats:p>

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
Depositing User: Jo Wiltshire
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2013 13:15
Last Modified: 28 May 2021 14:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/5378

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