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Sex workers in Calcutta and the dynamics of collective action

Nandini Gooptu

Sex workers in Calcutta and the dynamics of collective action

political activism, community identity and group behaviour

by Nandini Gooptu

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Published by United Nations University, World Institute for Development Economics Research in Helsinki .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Prostitutes -- India -- Calcutta -- Political activity.,
  • Social groups.,
  • Collective behavior.,
  • Group identity.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementNandini Gooptu.
    SeriesWorking papers / World Institute for Development Economics Research -- no. 185, WIDER working papers -- WP 185.
    ContributionsWorld Institute for Development Economics Research.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv, 47 p. ;
    Number of Pages47
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20202365M

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Sex Workers in Calcutta and the Dynamics of Collective Action Political Activism, Community Identity and Group Behaviour This paper explores the nature of collective action and group behaviour through a case study of a highly successful political organization of poorer sex workers in Calcutta.

Gooptu, N., "Sex Workers in Calcutta and the Dynamics of Collective Action. Political Activism, Community Identity and Groupe Behaviour," Research PaperWorld Institute for Development Economics Research. Handle: RePEc:fth:wodeec Nandini Gooptu, "Sex Workers in Calcutta and the Dynamics of Collective Action: Political Activism, Community Identity and Group Behaviour," WIDER Working Paper Series wp, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).

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