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Annuska Derks

in Khmer Women on the Move: Exploring Work and Life in Urban Cambodia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831288
eISBN:
9780824869182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831288.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses how the poor conditions in the red-light districts in Phnom Penh have contributed to the image of a “gruesome” sex industry in Cambodia. Western media reports depict Cambodia ... 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


Profitable Bodies?

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/9780824836108.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the relationship between client demand and the marketing of female bodies and the extent to which it affects value, profit, and employment trajectories of sex workers. Human ... More


Pleasure, Patronage, and Responsibility: Sexuality and Status among New Rich Men in Contemporary China

John Osburg

in Cultural Politics of Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Asia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824852962
eISBN:
9780824869113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824852962.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the role of mistresses and sex workers in elite business networks in contemporary China. Based on his fieldwork with a group of wealthy entrepreneurs from 2002-2006, Osburg ... More


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