By Lorraine Nencel
Ethnography and Prostitution In Peru (Anthropology, tradition and Societ
In this full of life, hard-hitting feminist research of prostitution, Lorraine Nencel interrogates the ways that sexuality, gender and illicit behaviour were developed (and deconstructed) through the years. this can be a richly distinctive ethnographic account that interweaves narrative with thought. Nencel bargains with concerns corresponding to AIDS, machismo and the rules of the intercourse alternate. She analyses the query of even if intercourse employees are sufferers or brokers of regulate. In hard traditional methods to the learn of intercourse staff and prostitution, Nencel has produced an unique and provocative new examine that's more likely to galvanize additional dialogue and debate.y
Series: Anthropology, tradition and Society
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Pluto Press (April 20, 2001)
Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 5.3 x 8.4 inches
"Nencel writes from an explicitly feminist anthropology viewpoint, with the focal point much less on a regional-specific ethnography and extra on attempting to determine a suite of styles for "sex workers" regardless of frustration with the subjects' unwillingness to paintings towards the project's learn pursuits. discourses on "women-who-prostitute" are laid out....Because the writer is a post-modernist, she notes that the likely ethnographic sections are literally components of separate conversations from separate incidents, pieced jointly to weave her argument. Of normal curiosity for a variety of social scientists and upper-division undergraduate scholars and above." -- selection
About the writer
Lorraine Nencel is a researcher on the Amsterdam examine Institute for international matters and improvement reviews and is a member of the editorial board of Critique of Anthropology.
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Many of them complained of being subjected to extortion by corrupt police who abuse their authority to ask for sexual favours or money. Unfortunately, it is not possible to carry out an inspection. The majority do not give their real names and it is nearly impossible to find them again, given that they never stay in one specific place. Another lamentable fact is that these women do not take care of themselves. The money they receive from each client is destined for their children’s nutrition or for their vices, forgetting about their own health.
10 How is it possible for the same woman to be promiscuous, immoral and at the same time virtuous in fulfilling her vocation of motherhood?
Their praises rang through every interview published by the magazine. One of their main concerns was the influence these activities had on their children. Children’s innocence was at stake when they had to cross the street to run an errand or go to school. Male adolescents’ curiosity could no longer be soothed with vague replies to their questions. It was considered dangerous for children to play on the streets of Huatica, but their cramped quarters did not allow for any other possibility. Girls were in need of protection from the bad example given by the women who worked there.