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Ethnography and Prostitution in Peru (Anthropology, Culture and Society)by Lorraine Nencel
Synopses & Reviews
In this lively, hard-hitting feminist study of prostitution, Lorraine Nencel interrogates the ways in which sexuality, gender and illicit behaviour have been constructed (and deconstructed) over the years. This is a richly detailed ethnographic account that interweaves narrative with theory. Nencel deals with issues such as AIDS, machismo and the regulation of the sex trade. She analyses the question of whether sex workers are victims or agents of control. In challenging conventional approaches to the study of sex workers and prostitution, Nencel has produced an original and provocative new study that is likely to provoke further discussion and debate.
A lively, hard-hitting feminist study of prostitution within the third world.
A rethinking of popular political movements, this book looks at new, emerging, mass visions and analyses their impact and potential in new ways.
About the Author
Lorraine Nencel is a researcher at the Amsterdam Research Institute for Global Issues and Development Studies and is a member of the editorial board of Critique of Anthropology.
Table of Contents
Zooming in on the locality — (En)gendered enclosures — A historical narrative of prostitution — Read all about it : gender meanings and the written press — Prostitution and the construction of men's sexual selves — Day and night — Writing up the rhythm of fieldwork — Shaping identities in first encounters — Between the stove and the kitchen table — The fusion of truths and illusions : the nightlife and street prostitution — Between the four walls : embodying and enacting the prostitute — Gendered enclosures and gender identities.
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