TAPSA: Kimberly Walters, "Benevolent Tyrants: Sex Trafficking and Humanitarian Giving"

‘Rescue’ from the sex industry in Hyderabad, India often resembles something like a forcible trade in humans for monetary gain—a sort of humanitarian version of trafficking. This work is carried out by humanitarian brokers who must creatively mediate the frictions between, on the one hand, the stories donors are willing to hear about the sex industry and, on the other, the very different stories that Telugu women who sell sex tend to tell about themselves.

Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 4:30pm
Foster 103