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Scandalous Acts: The Politics of Shame Among Brazilian Travesti Prostitutes

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  title={Scandalous Acts: The Politics of Shame Among Brazilian Travesti Prostitutes},
  author={Charles H. Klein and Don Kulick},
  year={2003}
}
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… 

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