Visual Contamination: Disgust and the regulation of brothels

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Show simple item record Crofts, P
dc.contributor.editor Rush, P 2009-08-20T14:12:41Z 2006-01
dc.identifier.citation Passages: Law, Aesthetics, Politics, 2006, pp. 1 - 11
dc.identifier.other E1 en_US
dc.description.abstract Brothels have been able to operate as legitimate commercial businesses in NSW for over a decade. Despite this, brothels continue to be treated differently from other commercial businesses with similar amenity impacts. The planning principles enunciated by the Land and Environment Court in Martyn v Hornsby Shire Council [2004] have been highly influential in the differential treatment of brothels. These planning principles are highly restrictive and go beyond traditional planning concerns. This paper argues that these principles are animated by an aesthetic of disgust. William Miller s text Anatomy of Disgust, provides insight into why brothels may trigger disgust, due to their association with sex and immorality. The planning principles reflect disgust reactions, particularly in terms of the desire to remove the polluting and contaminating objects from the visual field. Finally, this paper considers strategies for reform in light of the association of brothels with disgust.
dc.publisher University of Melbourne Law School
dc.title Visual Contamination: Disgust and the regulation of brothels
dc.type Conference Proceeding
dc.parent Passages: Law, Aesthetics, Politics
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Melbourne, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 11 en_US LAW.Faculty of law en_US
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dc.conference Passages: Law, Aesthetics, Politics
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dc.for 1801 Law
dc.personcode 950579
dc.percentage 100 en_US Law en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.custom Passages: Law, Aesthetics, Politics en_US 20060713 en_US 2006-07-13
dc.location.activity Melbourne, Australia en_US
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Law
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Law Research
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)

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