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Sarah Jane Blithe, Anna Wiederhold Wolfe, and Breanna Mohr

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781479859290

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479859290.001.0001

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Theories of Organizing, Secrecy, and Stigma

Theories of Organizing, Secrecy, and Stigma

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(p.23) 1 Theories of Organizing, Secrecy, and Stigma
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Sex and Stigma
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Sarah Jane Blithe

Anna Wiederhold Wolfe

Breanna Mohr

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479859290.003.0002

This chapter presents important theoretical contexts for understanding life in legal brothels, including hidden organizations, dirty work, stigma, privacy, and secrecy. Many organizations hide aspects of their organization because their activities are stigmatized. However, because groups with conflicting ideologies, values, and belief systems hold organizations accountable, it is possible that any organization might occasionally experience stigma for some aspect of its business by some social audience. This chapter provides insight into the pervasive role of secrecy in shaping organizational practices, as well as how hidden organizations—and their stakeholders—function despite the stigma attached to their work.

Keywords:   Brothels, Hidden Organizations, Dirty Work, Stigma, Privacy, Secrecy, Prostitution, Sex Work

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