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PAT IZIENGBE, Omoregie (2017) The Economy of International Prostitution in Benin and the place of the "Purray Boys"

Existing literature insists on coercive dynamics that thrust victims into prostitution networks. This paper takes a different stand by underlining the preliminary awareness of various victims of human trafficking. Based on field research undertaken in Benin City, Edo State, the study delves into the role of the so-called Purray Boys in the international prostitution networks. It investigates the kinship networks and how they play out in the making of the human trafficking networks by unravelling the kinship dynamics as critical in the international economy of prostitution.

Benin City; Purray Boys; international prostitution; international economy

Tags: Trafficking, Human Trafficking, Nigeria, Prostitution, Edo State, Benin City, International Economy

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