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Negotiating Sex WorkUnintended Consequences of Policy and Activism$
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Carisa R. Showden and Samantha Majic

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780816689583

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816689583.001.0001

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Gender Relations and HIV/AIDS Education in the Peruvian Amazon

Gender Relations and HIV/AIDS Education in the Peruvian Amazon

Female Sex Worker Activists Creating Community

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(p.267) Chapter 12 Gender Relations and HIV/AIDS Education in the Peruvian Amazon
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Negotiating Sex Work
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Lalani Yasmin

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816689583.003.0012

Using interview data collected from sex worker activists and their stakeholders in Iquitos, Peru, Yasmin Lalani uses a gender relations framework to describe the social and political elements of sex worker NGOs that emerged in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. She demonstrates how sex workers’ community-building and organizing efforts positioned them as actors with social agency who could protect themselves and their clients against HIV and sexually transmitted infections.

Keywords:   Sex work, Sexuality, Sex trafficking, HIV/AIDS, Research methodology, Qualitative research methods, Feminist theory, Political participation, Social movements, Civic engagement

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