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Selling Sex in Kenya : Gendered Agency under Neoliberalism, Hardback Book

Selling Sex in Kenya : Gendered Agency under Neoliberalism Hardback


As Kenyan women traditionally have fewer formal employment opportunities, often occupying lower-paid jobs in the informal sector, the experiences of women who earn money in unorthodox ways can offer revealing insights into the agency of women and its limits.

Grounded in the narratives and life stories of women selling sex in Kenya, Egle Cesnulyte reveals the range of gendered and gendering effects that neoliberal policies have on everyday socio-political realities.

By contextualising and historicising contemporary debates in the field, this important interdisciplinary study explores the societal structures that neo-liberal narratives and reforms influence, their gendered effects, and the extent to which individuals must internalise neoliberal economic logics in order to make or improve their living.

In so doing, Cesnulyte counters the prevailing male-dominated studies in political science to place women, and female-based narratives at the forefront.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 192 pages, Worked examples or Exercises
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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  • Category: African history
  • ISBN: 9781108494052