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‘There are a lot of new people in town: but they are here for soccer, not for business’ a qualitative inquiry into the impact of the 2010 soccer world cup on sex work in South Africa

Overview of attention for article published in Globalization and Health, January 2014
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (79th percentile)
  • Average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source

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Title
‘There are a lot of new people in town: but they are here for soccer, not for business’ a qualitative inquiry into the impact of the 2010 soccer world cup on sex work in South Africa
Published in
Globalization and Health, January 2014
DOI 10.1186/1744-8603-10-45
Pubmed ID
Authors

Marlise L Richter, Fiona Scorgie, Matthew F Chersich, Stanley Luchters

Abstract

Sports mega-events have expanded in size, popularity and cost. Fuelled by media speculation and moral panics, myths proliferate about the increase in trafficking into forced prostitution as well as sex work in the run-up to such events. This qualitative enquiry explores the perceptions of male, female and transgender sex workers of the 2010 Soccer World Cup held in South Africa, and the impact it had on their work and private lives.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
South Africa 1 1%
Unknown 77 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 21 27%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 15%
Researcher 8 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 8%
Student > Bachelor 6 8%
Other 13 17%
Unknown 12 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 20 26%
Medicine and Dentistry 18 23%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 10%
Sports and Recreations 5 6%
Psychology 5 6%
Other 8 10%
Unknown 14 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 05 August 2014.
All research outputs
#2,828,240
of 12,485,879 outputs
Outputs from Globalization and Health
#387
of 645 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#39,043
of 189,939 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Globalization and Health
#3
of 6 outputs
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