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Cosmopolitan sex workers : women and migration in a global city

Author: Christine B N Chin
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2013.
Series: Oxford studies in gender and international relations.
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This text examines the phenomenon of non-trafficked women who choose to migrate from one global city to another to perform paid sexual labour in Southeast Asia. Christine B.N. Chin offers an innovative theoretical framework termed '3C' (city creativity, and cosmopolitanism) to analyze how factors at the local, state, and individual levels work together to shape women's ability and desire to migrate to perform sex  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Chin, Christine B. N., 1963-
Cosmopolitan sex workers.
New York : Oxford University Press, c2013
(DLC) 2012046070
(OCoLC)821560516
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christine B N Chin
ISBN: 9780199890927 0199890927 0199345481 9780199345489
OCLC Number: 843880748
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 234 p.) : maps.
Contents: List of Tables ; List of Figures ; Acknowledgments ; Abbreviations ; Chapter 1. Kaleidoscope of City, Creativity and Cosmopolitanism ; Chapter 2. Making of a 'World Class City': The State and Transnational Migrant Labor ; Chapter 3. Re-establishing Internal Borders of the Nation: Creatively Repressive State Strategies ; Chapter 4. "What is wrong with being a 'Miss'?": Transnational Migrant Women and Sex Work in the 21st Century ; Chapter 5. "We Sell Services, We Do Not Sell People": Case Study of 'Syndicate X' in KL ; Chapter 6. Knowing and Living in KL's Contact Zones: Gendered and Racialized Cosmopolites ; Chapter 7. Conclusion ; Notes ; References ; Index
Series Title: Oxford studies in gender and international relations.
Responsibility: Christine B.N. Chin.
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This text examines the phenomenon of non-trafficked women who choose to migrate from one global city to another to perform paid sexual labour in Southeast Asia. Christine B.N. Chin offers an innovative theoretical framework termed '3C' (city creativity, and cosmopolitanism) to analyze how factors at the local, state, and individual levels work together to shape women's ability and desire to migrate to perform sex work.

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Cosmopolitan Sex Workers offers a rare glimpse into the illicit world and shadow economy of transnational sex work. It adds a new twist to our perspective of the villain pimp, illuminating why they Read more...

 
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