Busting Myths About the Sex Trade in Brazil

Left of Black features a new book on workers in South America’s sex-tourism industry.

Erica Lorraine Williams and Mark Anthony Neal

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Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal talks with Erica Lorraine Williams about her new book, Sex Tourism in Bahia: Ambiguous Entanglements. Williams is an assistant professor in the department of sociology and anthropology at Spelman College. For her book, Williams interviewed sex workers about their aspirations, whether they felt exploited and the discrimination that Afro-Brazilian women face.


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