TITLE

Feminismos e Prostituição no Brasil: Uma Leitura a Partir da Antropologia Feminista

AUTHOR(S)
Piscitelli, Adriana
PUB. DATE
December 2012
SOURCE
Cuadernos de Antropología Social;2012, Issue 36, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In this article I explore the possibilities offered by a feminist anthropology in order toreflect on one of the main tensions in the contemporary feminist debate. Basing myself ona research about the relationships between feminisms and the debate about prostitutionand sex trafficking in Brazil, I analyze those tensions considering how feminists positionedthemselves regarding these issues in this country. I perform this analyzes taking into accountthe notions related with prostitution and sex trafficking in the recent history of Brazilianfeminism, situating them in the context of the relationships this movement establishedwith the State and considering the configurations of both in a transnational approach.
ACCESSION #
96683646

 

Related Articles

  • Engaging Feminist Anthropology in Vanuatu: Local Knowledge and Universal Claims. Mitchell, Jean // Anthropology in Action;Mar2011, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p29 

    In Vanuatu, where the revival of kastom (custom) has been pivotal in defining postcolonial identity, articulations of feminism(s) are offen met with ambivalence. The tension between discourses of individual rights and collective obligations and the tension between universal ideas of women's...

  • ¿ABOLICIONISMO O REGLAMENTARISMO? APORTES DE LA ANTROPOLOGÍA FEMINISTA PARA EL DEBATE LOCAL SOBRE LA PROSTITUCIÓN. Daich, Deborah // Runa: Archivo para las Ciencias del Hombre;2012, Vol. 33, p71 

    The issue of prostitution involves a series of debates over whether it should be regulated as sex work, prohibited and penalized, or abolished. Our country has, since 1936, an abolitionist position, which constitutes the hegemonic discourse on the debate about prostitution. Prostitution itself...

  • FEMINISMS/PRETEXTS: FRAGMENTS, QUESTIONS, AND REFLECTIONS. Babcock, Barbara A. // Anthropological Quarterly;Apr93, Vol. 66 Issue 2, p59 

    This essay consists of fragments, questions, and reflections which introduce this collection of essays on feminism and postmodernism in anthropology and which explore the problematic conjunctions and disjunctions of these "isms" in the academy in general.

  • WHAT A DIFFERENCE POLITICAL ECONOMY MAKES: FEMINIST ANTHROPOLOGY IN THE POSTMODERN ERA. Di Leonardo, Micaela // Anthropological Quarterly;Apr93, Vol. 66 Issue 2, p76 

    While the postmodern turn in anthropology has largely ignored political economy, gender analysis, and its own theoretical antecedents, it does signal an important shift in attention. The post-structuralist/postmodern perspective alerts us to the problematics of one arena of cultural production,...

  • "ALWAYS BELIEVE THE VICTIM," "INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY," "THERE IS NO TRUTH": THE COMPETING CLAIMS OF FEMINISM, HUMANISM, AND POSTMODERNISM IN INTERPRETING CHARGES OF HARASSMENT IN THE ACADEMY. Sharpe, Patricia; Mascia-Lees, Frances E. // Anthropological Quarterly;Apr93, Vol. 66 Issue 2, p87 

    Using novelistic vignettes, this article calls for the reader's imaginative engagement in a highly-charged situation involving accusations of sexual harassment on our campus. This event made visible not only the contradictions between the traditional humanism grounding higher education and...

  • El régimen heterosexual y la nación. Aportes del lesbianismo feminista a la antropología. Curiel, Ochy // La Manzana de la discordia;ene-jun2011, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p25 

    Lesbian feminism, as a theoretical political trend of feminism, has suggested analyzing heterosexuality as a political regime, based on the ideology of sexual difference as its ontological grounding. Through critical discourse analysis, this thesis shows how this regime articulates itself with...

  • 4 FEMALE URGES YOU SHOULD GIVE IN TO. Rush, Colleen // Cosmopolitan;Jun2004, Vol. 236 Issue 6, p182 

    The article discusses feminine instincts. According to experts, women have an edge over men in some ways when they embrace aspects of leadership style like nurturing relationships, encouraging and fostering creativity in coworkers, showing concern and warmth, and acting as a role model and...

  • The Politics of Friendship in Feminist Anthropology. Whitaker, Robin // Anthropology in Action;Mar2011, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p56 

    Many feminists have been troubled by questions of friendship in ethnographic research. For some critics, such assertions elide power imbalances, invoking a 'sisterly identification' built on essentialist models of gender. In this article I combine insights gained from partisan ethnography in the...

  • Antropologia Feminista no Brasil? Reflexões e desafios de um campo ainda em construção. Bonetti, Alinne de Lima // Cuadernos de Antropología Social;2012, Issue 36, p51 

    A field still unstable in the Brazilian anthropological tradition, the absence of the adjective'feminist' is notable in face of the existence of many women anthropologists (and,increasingly, male anthropologists as well) who identify themselves as feminists. Add tothis the considerable field of...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics