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Death of a gigolo: the current borders of sexuality and transgression

There are matters which promptly emerge when one discusses sexuality—prostitution is one of them. At a distance, through the lens of novels and newspapers, the subject is certainly fascinating—fairly easily absorbed through predictable images of eroticism and transgression. However, as the researcher gets closer to sex workers of flesh and blood, the picture becomes entangled: what was thought as exotic is revealed to be mundane and the extreme diversity of this universe arises. In the mid-1990’s I had the opportunity to conduct ethnographic research among prostitutes in the city of Porto Alegre.This article gave me the opportunity to go back to some data from my first research project and add new information to it. I was able to to briefly return to the streets and find out what some of my old acquaintances have been up to today (2003). I will return to these points at the end of the paper to stress an idea that has been on my mind since my first months in the field: the lives of these women are, in many aspects (family experiences and personal dilemmas) not very different of the ones led by their more  conventional peers. .. (AU)

Informações de Categorização

Assunto(s): Gigolo; História; Prostituição; Rio Grande do Sul; Sexualidade;

  • Fonseca, Cláudia(Autor)
Editora: CLAM;
Local: Rio de Janeiro (RJ)
Tipo de Publicação: Artigos eletrônicos;

Informações da Publicação

Link/URL: http://www.clam.org.br/uploads/publicacoes/book2/23.pdf
Código/ISBN/ISSN: 978-85-89737-82-1
Ano da Publicação: 2013
Colação: p.406-425

In:Sexuality, culture and politics: a south american reader. Disponível para download no site do CLAM - Centro Latinoamericano em Sexualidade e Direitos Humanos - http://www.clam.org.br
Acesso em: 03 out. 2013.

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