Living the Perpetual Border : Bordering practices in the lives of Russian-speaking women engaged in commercial sex in Finland

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Diatlova , A & Näre , L M 2018 , ' Living the Perpetual Border : Bordering practices in the lives of Russian-speaking women engaged in commercial sex in Finland ' , Nordic Journal of Migration Research , vol. 8 , no. 3 , pp. 151-158 . https://doi.org/10.2478/njmr-2018-0017

Title: Living the Perpetual Border : Bordering practices in the lives of Russian-speaking women engaged in commercial sex in Finland
Author: Diatlova, Anastasia; Näre, Lena Margareta
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Academic Disciplines of the Faculty of Social Sciences
University of Helsinki, Academic Disciplines of the Faculty of Social Sciences
Date: 2018-09-06
Language: eng
Number of pages: 8
Belongs to series: Nordic Journal of Migration Research
ISSN: 1799-649X
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/278431
Abstract: As the external borders between Finland and its neighbouring countries have become more permeable for some migrants after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the EU enlargement, the internal borders have become more ubiquitous and enforced by various kinds of bordering practices. Drawing on a qualitative research on Russian-speaking women engaged in commercial sex in Finland, we have examined the everyday material consequences of policies and bordering practices. We have distinguished different sites in which everyday bordering takes place: rental markets, banking and law enforcement. Our analysis demonstrates the importance of analysing commercial sex from an everyday perspective. This perspective reveals that even women with formal citizenship can be subjected to various bordering practices due to the criminalisation of commercial sex and the stereotypes attached to Russian-speaking women. We have argued for the need to expand on the notion of "depodability" as it not only concerns non-citizens but also naturalised foreigners.
Subject: 5141 Sociology
area
criminalization
Europe
Finland
immigrants
law
life
Russian women
sex work
trafficking
borders
commercial sex
everyday bordering
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