Ethnography and Prostitution in Peru
- ISBN: 9780745316628
- Extent: 256pp
- Release Date: 20 Apr 2001
- Size: 215mm x 135mm
- Format: Hardback
- Category: Anthropology
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.
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.