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Bodies in crisis: prostitutes and covid-19 in Brazil

Journal of Historical Archaeology & Anthropological Sciences
João Dantas dos Anjos Neto,1 Camila Rodrigues Vaz2


This article aims to analyze the impasses faced by prostitutes during the COVID-19 pandemic and how the media portrayed these professionals, seeking to bring visibility to the challenges faced: marginalization, lack of assistance and support from the State and persistent prejudice. Qualitative methodology in which extensive research was carried out on the coronavirus pandemic in Brazil, the concepts and history of prostitution, media, social representations in the country, in addition to delving deeper into the social representations of prostitution in the media.


pandemic, COVID-19, prostitutes, media, image