Intimate City (Paperback)

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A profile of the history of sex work and the sexual economy in Mumbai, India's cultural and financial capital.

In Intimate City, Manjima Bhattacharjya examines how globalization and technology have changed where and how sexual commerce is transacted. She maps offline and online geographies of sex work and unearths new perspectives: from changing red-light areas to the world of escort services; from the experiences of massage boys to men in search of casual encounters cruising the internet highways. Through these fascinating narratives, Bhattacharjya analyzes how the internet has reconfigured intimacies in the digital age. In doing so, she offers a new lens to look at long-held feminist understandings of sex work, choice, consent, and agency against the backdrop of the “maximum city” of Mumbai.

About the Author

Manjima Bhattacharjya is a feminist researcher, writer, and activist based in Mumbai. She is the author of Mannequin: Working Women in India’s Glamour Industry, also published by Zubaan Books.

Product Details
ISBN: 9789390514311
ISBN-10: 9390514312
Publisher: Zubaan Books
Publication Date: March 8th, 2022
Pages: 240