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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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Bad Girls and Vulnerable Women

Bad Girls and Vulnerable Women

An Anthropological Analysis of Narratives Regarding Prostitution and Human Trafficking in Brazil

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Negotiating Sex Work

Gregory Blanchette Thaddeus

Paula da Silva Ana

University of Minnesota Press

Thaddeus Gregory Blanchette and Ana Paula da Silva’s political ethnography analyzes the discourses employed by the main agents in Brazil’s National Plan to Combat Human Trafficking. Although this program claimed to protect victims and circumscribe trafficking, this chapter shows how it actually criminalizes victims and subverts labor protections for sex workers in a country where prostitution is legal..

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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