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Scandalous Acts: The Politics of Shame Among Brazilian Travesti Prostitutes

  title={Scandalous Acts: The Politics of Shame Among Brazilian Travesti Prostitutes},
  author={Charles H. Klein and Don Kulick},
In a small, dimly-lit hotel room, a man and a transgendered prostitute have just had sex. The price of this transaction had been agreed on before the couple entered the room, and the man, now dressed and anxious to leave, removes his wallet from his back pocket. The travesti straightens her bra-straps and eyes the man. "No", she murmurs, as she sees him open the wallet and take out a few notes. "More. I want more". The man is startled. "What do you mean, you want more?", he asks warily. "We… 

Grinding against Genocide: Rhetorics of Shame, Sex, and Memory at the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

The 2011 phenomenon “Grindr Remembers the Holocaust” represents one of the most controversial artifacts at the intersection of sex, shame, and Holocaust memory. Featuring men who have sex with men

'Sexing up' bodily aesthetics: notes towards theorizing Trans sexuality

In this chapter we suggest that the organizing medical concept of ‘transsexuality’ either overtly represses and denies sexuality as a factor in trans experience, or explicitly understands

Social Movements and Political Parties: Gays, Lesbians, and Travestis and the Struggle for Inclusion in Brazil

Abstract The struggle for recognition and inclusion of gays, lesbians, and travestis (GLTs) into Brazilian society and politics emerged during the democratization process set in motion in the late

Travesti Dreams Outside in the Ethnographic Machine

  • G. Cornejo
  • Sociology, Art
    GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies
  • 2019
Abstract:This article is a travesti assemblage. It is formed from three different but interconnected sections. The first is a life story of a young working-class Peruvian travesti, Sandra. My reading

The interactional making of a “true transsexual”: Language and (dis)identification in trans-specific healthcare

  • Rodrigo Borba
  • Psychology
    International Journal of the Sociology of Language
  • 2019
Abstract Can the transsexual subject speak in their own terms? This is the question this article addresses. Grounded on a Foucauldian genealogical approach to discourse analysis and on

The Changing Landscape of Transgender Sex Work, Pimping, and Traficking in Brazil

This chapter presents an international legal framework for transgender trafficking and sexual exploitation. Particular aspects of the social and cul­ tural environment typically associated with

What a White Shame: Race, Gender, and White Shame in the Relational Economy of Primary Health Care Organizations in England

Analysis of the relationship between white shame in contemporary UK health care contexts and historically idealized forms of white pride derived from nineteenth-century British colonialism further complicates shame theory arguing for an understanding of [white] shame as constituted through a relational economy, differentiated through class and gender as well as race.

Las políticas reparativas del movimiento LGBT peruano: narrativas de afectos queer

This article explores the production of reparative politics in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender movement in Peru. Paying close attention to the often ignored site of affections, it argues

On Clients, Maridos, and Travestis’ Sexualities

Feminist discussions on the intersection of sexuality and gender provide the theoretical framework to this chapter, which analyses the ways in which travestis interact socially and sexually with

Brazilian Travestis and the Beginning of Our Encounters

This chapter is an introduction to the context in which travestis appeared publicly in the mid-twentieth century in Brazil and what it means to live as a travesti today. It describes the way most



Travesti: Sex, Gender, and Culture among Brazilian Transgendered Prostitutes

This narrative follows the lives of a group of transgendered prostitutes ("travestis" in Portuguese) in the Brazilian city Salvador. Travestis are males who, at an age as young as ten, adopt female

From One `Battle' to Another: The Making of a Travesti Political Movement in a Brazilian City

This article examines the emergence of a travesti political movement out of a work group for transgendered sex professionals run by the Grupo de Apoio à Prevenção da AIDS/Rio Grande do Sul (Support

Totem and Taboo

Freud’s interest in the origins of guilt came relatively late in his work, as he himself acknowledged (1933). It was only after his major clinical accounts had been written that Freud undertook a

"The ghetto is over, darling": emerging gay communities and gender and sexual politics in contemporary Brazil.

  • C. Klein
  • Sociology
    Culture, health & sexuality
  • 1999
Some of the key tensions and power dynamics involved in the apparent consolidation of gay communities/culture in Brazil are mapped out to explore what might be gained and lost and for whom in these recent transformations of Brazilian male homosexualities.

Death without weeping: the violence of everyday life in Brazil

highlighted starvation amidst plenty. Brazil grew very rapidly, at 7 percent per year from 1940 to 1980, but under ruthless military rule from the late 1960s to 1982, the incidence of malnutrition

The Struggle for Recognition. The Moral Grammar of Social Conflicts

ness of law' does not yet have its reality and support in something itself universal'." and thus lacks the executive power found in state authority every subject must defend its rights by itself and,

Sex Zones: Intimacy, Citizenship and Public Space

Recent studies of sexuality and space have demonstrated that public spaces are constructed around particular notions of appropriate sexual comportment which exclude those whose lives do not centre on

Difference Troubles: Queering Social Theory and Sexual Politics

Introduction: the contemporary reconfiguring of social theory and cultural politics Part I. Resisting Difference: The Malaise of the Human Sciences: 1. The political unconscious of the human sciences

Framing the sexual subject : the politics of gender, sexuality, and power

This book is a collection of the work of writers from different disciplines and cultural traditions around the world who explore the social and political dimensions of sexuality and sexual