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After the Olympics: stories from Rio’s sex workers

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 – O que você não vê

May 05, 2017 by carmen Category: News 0 comments

  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, […]

The impact of mega sporting events

Mar 04, 2017 by ssp_adm Category: News 0 comments

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 […]