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Ethnography and Prostitution in Peru (Anthropology, Culture and Society)

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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.

Synopsis:

A lively, hard-hitting feminist study of prostitution within the third world.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780745316611
Author:
Nencel, Lorraine
Publisher:
Pluto Press (UK)
Location:
London
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Human Sexuality
Subject:
Prostitution
Subject:
Prostitution - Peru
Subject:
Women -- Peru -- Social conditions.
Subject:
Latin America - General
Subject:
Psychology : General
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Anthropology, Culture and Society (Paperback)
Publication Date:
20010431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.49 x 5.38 x 0.715 in

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