Selling Sex, Studying Sexuality: Voices of Costa Rican Prostitutes and Visions of Feminists

Pamela Downe
unpublished
This paper explores the images of disembodiment and disengagement put forth in feminist representations of prostitution and prostitutes and contrasts them to the embodied and engaged experiences of fifty-three street prostitutes in San Jose, Costa Rica. The importance of focusing on the global as well as local context is emphasized. RESUME Cet expose explore les images de desincarnement et de desengagement prdsentees dans les representations feministes de la prostitution et des prostitutes et
more » ... es prostitutes et les compare aux experiences incarnees et engagees des prostituees de la cinquante-troisieme rue a San Jos6 a Costa Rica. On souligne l'importance de se concentrer au contexte mondial anisi qu'au contexte local.
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