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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


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


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


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


Teens Trading Teens

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/9780824836108.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the ways in which recruitment is carried out in the sex industry and the implications for interpreting them in the context of trafficking definitions. More specifically, it ... More


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