The microeconomics of sexual exploitation of girls and young women in the Peruvian Amazon

Jaris Mujica

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This paper examines the sexual exploitation of girls and young women as an increasing phenomenon within the extractive industries of wood, oil, minerals and gas in Peruvian Amazonia. The analysis focuses on the city of Pucallpa and the northern part of the Ucayali River and aims to identify the social and economic dynamics underpinning the commercial sexual exploitation of female children and teenagers around the main river port. The study describes the local operating mechanisms of bars and restaurants in the port, the demand for and perceptions of the sexual exploitation of children and teenagers, and the economic logic that it entails. Using a discourse analytic approach, it is argued that this is a business whose profitability is tied to the trade in alcoholic beverages and foods and which responds to a set of family connections and networks. © 2013 © 2013 Taylor & Francis.
Idioma originalEspañol
PublicaciónCulture, Health and Sexuality
EstadoPublicada - 1 jul. 2013

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