Romero 2015 Prostitution

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Author: Maria Isabel Romero Ruiz

Title: Women's Migration, Prostitution, and Human Trafficking

Subtitle: Gender and Historical Approaches

In: Identities on the Move: Contemporary Representations of New Sexualities and Gender Identities

Edited by: Silvia Pilar Castro Borrego and Maria Isabel Romero Ruiz

Place: London

Publisher: Lexington Books

Year: 2015

Pages: 27-38

ISBN-13: 9780739191699 (cloth) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9780739191705 (ebk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: 20th Century | Types: Sex Trafficking



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Abstract: »A historical analysis of the precedents of human trafficking for the purposes of sexual exploitation can be also found in Maria Isabel Romero Ruiz's contribution to this volume. In particular, white slavery in the nineteenth century is considered as a historical form of sex trafficking, which has become a modality of migration and movement of people across borders in contemporary culture. This is a transnational business, where mafias and criminal organizations are involved, poverty being the main reason for the exploitation of women and children who are treated as commodities. In this context, women's sexuality is subdued and their agency is curtailed if not destroyed. The implications of feminists in the political economy at a global level are focused on two discourses which have as their aim to contruct women's identities and agency: the victimization discourse and the empowering discourse.« (Silvia Pilar Castro Borrego and Maria Isabel Romero Ruiz. »Introduction: Gender Strike! Seeing Gende and Sexual Identity in the Twenty-first Century.« Identities on the Move: Contemporary Representations of New Sexualities and Gender Identities. Edited by Silvia Pilar Castro Borrego et al. London 2015: 3)

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Added: January 24, 2015 – Last updated: January 24, 2015