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About Thaddeus Blanchette

Thaddeus Blanchette is an anthropologist at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Macaé. He has researched sex work in Rio de Janeiro and southeastern Brazil since 2004. He is allied with the Davida Collective and helps represent them on the national and state anti-trafficking councils. He is a founding member and executive researcher with Prostitution Policy Watch, an extension and research project at the Institute for Regional and Urban Planning/UFRJ and Metropolitan Ethnographic Lab – LeMetro – Institute of Philosophy and Social Sciences (IFCS)/UFRJ). There Thaddeus directs research into the effects of the World Cup and the Olympic Games on sex work.

Articles by Thaddeus Blanchette

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El poder de las putas: el movimiento de las prostitutas brasileñas en tiempos de reacción política

Enfrentadas a leyes regresivas basadas en el pánico moral sobre la explotación sexual y la trata, el movimiento de las prostitutas brasileñas se ha movilizado para asegurarse un lugar en la mesa de elaboración de políticas. English

The power of putas: the Brazilian prostitutes’ movement in times of political reaction

Faced with regressive policies grounded in moral panics over sexual exploitation and trafficking, the Brazilian prostitutes’ movement has mobilised to ensure a seat for itself at the policy-making table. Español

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