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The Perfect Business? Anti-Trafficking and the Sex Trade along the Mekong

Sverre Molland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836108
eISBN:
9780824871505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836108.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

For those at the high end of the trafficking chain, the sex trade is an alluring and lucrative business: the supply of girls is constant, the costs of operations are low, and interference from law ... More


“Do No Harm”: The Asian Female Migrant and Feminist Debates in the Global Anti-trafficking Movement

Nancie Caraway

in Gender and Globalization in Asia and the Pacific: Method, Practice, Theory

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831592
eISBN:
9780824869311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831592.003.0014
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter offers a perspective on the panoply of responses to the conditions of human trafficking as a downside of globalization. Globalization is defined in this chapter as a world-historical ... More


Introduction: The Perfect Business?

Sverre Molland

in The Perfect Business? Anti-Trafficking and the Sex Trade along the Mekong

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836108
eISBN:
9780824871505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836108.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book explores three facets of trafficking—global trafficking discourse, anti-traffickers, and the local context of sex commerce—along the Thai–Lao border, with a specific focus on the border ... More


The Market Metaphor

Sverre Molland

in The Perfect Business? Anti-Trafficking and the Sex Trade along the Mekong

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836108
eISBN:
9780824871505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836108.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the commonalities that underlie the diversity of the anti-trafficking sector and are expressed through legal binaries and a market metaphor. These common denominators are ... More


Hot Spots and Flows

Sverre Molland

in The Perfect Business? Anti-Trafficking and the Sex Trade along the Mekong

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836108
eISBN:
9780824871505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836108.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines cross-border oscillations of Lao sex workers and some of their implications for how anti-trafficking programs envisage trafficking and mobility to take place. It begins with an ... More


Combating Trafficking, Mekong Style: Tales of Fishponds and Mushrooms

Sverre Molland

in The Perfect Business? Anti-Trafficking and the Sex Trade along the Mekong

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836108
eISBN:
9780824871505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836108.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter provides an overview of the United Nations Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (UNIAP). In its first phase, UNIAP had implemented several ... More


The Drifters: Anti-traffickers in Practice

Sverre Molland

in The Perfect Business? Anti-Trafficking and the Sex Trade along the Mekong

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836108
eISBN:
9780824871505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836108.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how anti-traffickers in Laos struggle to reconcile the legal–economic metalanguage of trafficking with field realities, and particularly how they tend to drift between different ... More


The Tenacity of the Market Metaphor

Sverre Molland

in The Perfect Business? Anti-Trafficking and the Sex Trade along the Mekong

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836108
eISBN:
9780824871505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836108.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book has shown that anti-traffickers have a tendency to draw attention away from the social world in which they are attempting to intervene, even when it is literally right in front of them. ... More


Sex Work and the State in Contemporary China

Tiantian Zheng

in Policing Pleasure: Sex Work, Policy, and the State in Global Perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785089
eISBN:
9780814785102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785089.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how sex workers have been affected by China's abolitionist policy, which conflates all sex work with forced prostitution and results in anti-trafficking campaigns that do little ... More


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