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dc.contributor.authorKluczewska, Karolina
dc.identifier.citationKluczewska , K 2022 , ' Securitization and coping strategies of women sex workers in Tajikistan ' , Problems of Post-Communism , vol. Latest Articles .
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dc.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 [227068724]; Research Foundation Flanders (FWO, grant number 12B9422N) and European Commission/Horizon 2020, grant number [SEP-210161673].en
dc.description.abstractThis 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.
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dc.rightsCopyright © 2022 The Author(s). This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en
dc.subjectJZ International relationsen
dc.subjectSDG 3 - Good Health and Well-beingen
dc.titleSecuritization and coping strategies of women sex workers in Tajikistanen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of International Relationsen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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