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Intimate economies : bodies, emotions, and sexualities on the global market

Author: Susanne Hofmann; Adi Moreno
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016] ©2016
Series: Palgrave studies in globalization and embodiment.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book illustrates how intimate workers in different socio-cultural contexts negotiate the commercial uses of their sexuality, identity, affect, and bodies, thereby often defying inequality, impoverishment, and resource depletion in their regions. The studies shed light on the multi-faceted experiences of subjects involved in intimate economies, oscillating between personal empowerment and agency, as well as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Intimate economies.
New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016]
(DLC) 2016957368
(OCoLC)972502952
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susanne Hofmann; Adi Moreno
ISBN: 9781137560360 1137560363
OCLC Number: 967856932
Description: 1 online resource (276 pages).
Contents: 1. Introduction: global intimate economies: discontents and debates --
2. The "authentic cybertariat"? commodifying feeling, accents and cultural identities in the global South --
3. Regulating sexy subjects: the case of Brazilian fashion retail and its affective workforce --
4. Emotional labor and ethical practice: professionalism among sex workers in Tijuana --
5. A feast of men: sexuality, kinship and predation in the practices of female prostitution in downtown Porto Alegre --
6. Neoliberalism, oil wealth and migrant sex work in the Chadian city of N'Djamena --
7. The use of "life-enabling" practices among Waria: vulnerability, subsistence and identity in contemporary Yogyakarta --
8. Gestational labors: care politics and surrogates' struggle --
9. Surrogate mothers and gay fathers: navigating the commercial surrogacy arrangement in India --
10. Families on the market front.
Series Title: Palgrave studies in globalization and embodiment.
Responsibility: Susanne Hofmann, Adi Moreno, editors.

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This book illustrates how intimate workers in different socio-cultural contexts negotiate the commercial uses of their sexuality, identity, affect, and bodies, thereby often defying inequality,  Read more...

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