Rio, Tokyo Olympics Symposium, 8-10 June at Goldsmiths University of London The paper was part of a session on the London, Rio, Tokyo Olympics Symposium 8-10 June at Goldsmiths University of London which was exploring how the promise of legacy could be ameliorated and whether there are ways of holding mega-events which might bring real benefits […]
Dr Amanda de Lisio, Post Doctoral Research Fellow for ESRC funded project, Sexual Spaces, presented during the Cost action Prospol conference on ‘displacing sex for sale’in the panel: “religion, spirituality, family, kinship and sexual markets in Brazil”. Her presentation, entitled “Deviant Development and Spiritual Interpellation: Sex Work and Afro-Brazilian Religion” was part of SSP extensive […]
Professor Michael Silk and Dr Amanda De Lisio featured project research at The Conversation. Post-Olympic crisis At the time, Brazil was named as the first Latin American host of an internationally-recognised sporting mega-event, and it was on the brink of economic boom. The Lula oil field (formerly, Tupi old field) was found in 2006, off […]
What you don’t see about prostitution. This online exhibition shows the very first outcome of Sexual Spaces Project: Sex work in the context of sports mega events: Examining the impacts of Rio 2016. This exhibition is the very first eye on the Sexual Spaces project’s results which attempt to understand the prostitution behind the cameras, […]
Professor Michael Silk has been awarded funding from the Economic and Social Research Council to work with partners in the UK, Canada and Brazil to explore the implications of mega sporting events on informal sex economies and sex workers. “Research into Olympic cities and those hosting other mega sporting events tends to focus on national-identity […]
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