Gender, Sex, Work: The Geography of Asian Immigrant Women and Massage Parlors in Southern California

Wednesday, December 5, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
IDAAS Seminar Room (Lincoln 1121), Pomona
Lunch will be served.

Sexual health disparities continue to persist in industrialized nations, particularly affecting low-income, immigrant communities. Such disparities are often defined in terms of relative over-representation of particular populations in epidemiological portraits of disease and illness. Health disparities, however, also reflect uneven distribution of broader resources and are influenced by and influence social spatial structure. This paper aims at clarifying the intersections among health, gender, and informal economies through an exploratory analysis of immigrant women sex workers in Southern California.

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