Securitization and coping strategies of women sex workers in Tajikistan
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This article analyzes why and how women’s sex work is securitized in Tajikistan. It argues that state actors view sex work as a threat to the nation in the context of two simultaneous processes: nation-building, centered around the family unit, and the fight against HIV/AIDS. The article explores the narratives, laws, and practices that are deployed to limit sex work. It also analyzes how security frameworks are experienced and navigated by women sex workers on a very local level. Three coping strategies are identified: hiding techniques, developing networks and befriending influential clients, and seeking companionship with other sex workers.
Kluczewska , K 2022 , ' Securitization and coping strategies of women sex workers in Tajikistan ' , Problems of Post-Communism , vol. Latest Articles . https://doi.org/10.1080/10758216.2022.2062002
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DescriptionThis research was supported by the project “Contested Global Governance, Transformed Global Governors? International Organisations and ‘Weak’ States” The French National Research Agency, grant number [ANR-16-ACHN-0034]; Collaborative Research Centre SFB/TRR 138 “Dynamics of Security” Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, grant number ; Research Foundation Flanders (FWO, grant number 12B9422N) and European Commission/Horizon 2020, grant number [SEP-210161673].
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