Focusing on the child, not the prostitute: shifting the emphasis in accounts of child prostitution
Most media accounts of child prostitution rely on brief vignettes describing in detail the abuse endured by children who sell sex. In contrast, ethnographic studies look more holistically at these children, discussing their families, their social and economic situation and their lives before, during and after prostitution. This article will compare the various ways of portraying these children, arguing that in focusing so much on selling sex, the children’s lives away from prostitution are overlooked.
"Focusing on the child, not the prostitute: shifting the emphasis in accounts of child prostitution,"
Wagadu: A Journal of Transnational Women's & Gender Studies: Vol. 8:
1, Article 8.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.cortland.edu/wagadu/vol8/iss1/8