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With their public visibility in sites heavily frequented by tourists, sex workers in Salvador reveal how sexuality is public, politically contested, economically charged, and, most significantly, racialized. How do class, space, and race influence practices of sex work and sex tourism in Salvador? This article offers a critical analysis of racialized sexualities in the study of the sexual economies of tourism in Salvador.
Citations 9. References The interpellation constitutes the individual's physical body and identity through and within the social. Scholarship on black female sexuality in Brazil demonstrates the continuing racism practiced by the Brazilian State and media, depicting brown and black bodies as sexually open and exploitable Edu ; Smith ; Williams Gilberto Freyre, one of Brazil's more prolific racist writers, helped to circulate the saying: " White woman for marriage, mulatta woman for fing, Negro woman for work… " Freyre : 13— In conducting such a full-bodied analysis, I suggest that intersections with race and class must necessarily come into the analysis when one considers not only how women travel, but also how words spoken about them circulate, creating the relational networks that produce communicable cartographies with subject positions of 'puta' , 'vadia' , mother, and virgin.
The categorical understanding of the word " puta " is one where the black woman is con scripted as being sexually exploitable in Brazil Caldwell ; Gonzalez and Hasenbalg ; Smith ; Williams This affects a woman's ability to move of her own accord. This 'proper place' — either domestic worker or prostitute — is not an inviting subject position for black women Bairros ; Gonzalez and Hasenbalg A feminist politics of place must recognize the intersections with race and class Crenshaw Crenshaw , Smith ; Williams Sueli Carneiro proposes a 'blackening of feminism' to point to the symbolic violence of the everyday circulation of images and words like 'puta' that denigrate black women , , , something that white women do not experience in entirely the same way Oliveira Semiophors and sexual systems: The circulation of words and women.