127.1 The pitfalls of desire

Wednesday, August 1, 2012: 12:30 PM
Faculty of Economics, TBA
Oral Presentation
Loreley GARCIA , Social Science, Federal University of Paraiba, Joao Pessoa, Brazil
This study intends to produce ethnographies of young women working as prostitutes in rural areas and indigenous territories in the Northeast part of Brazil, which may dispel steretypical images and representation for both the prostitutes and the prostitution, including the idea that this practice is associated with urban dynamics and urban-industrial development.

The research using feminist methodology , aims to contribute to a fullerunderstanding of the complex mening of the experiences, and practices of prostitution and the personal experience of women working as sex-workers. The research aims to observe the universe of young women in this complex scenario of prostitution that begins in adolescence, and includes the differente meaning they attach to violence, shifting territories,sexual and reprodutive health, explotation, prevention to STD and AIDS.