Sartorially weaving their way through bhodrota (respectability): Georgette sarees, bangles and selling sex in a Kolkata neighbourhood

Guha, Mirna (2018) Sartorially weaving their way through bhodrota (respectability): Georgette sarees, bangles and selling sex in a Kolkata neighbourhood. International Journal of Fashion Studies, 5 (2). pp. 399-405. ISSN 2051-7114

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1386/infs.5.2.399_7

Abstract

In this excerpt, I unpack my field notes from the day to reveal the ways in which female sex workers in Kalighat, a red-light area embedded in a middleclass neighbourhood in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, negotiate middle-class norms of respectability and female propriety. Specifically, I focus on how the women navigate and manipulate sartorial norms which are imposed on them and their work to their social and economic advantage.

Item Type: Journal Article
Faculty: Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences
Depositing User: Lisa Blanshard
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2019 12:37
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2019 09:57
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/704027

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