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The intimate economies of Bangkok : tomboys, tycoons, and Avon ladies in the global city

Author: Ara Wilson
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A multifaceted portrait of the intertwining of identities, relationships, and economics during Bangkok's boom years. Combining feminist theory with classic anthropological understandings of exchange,  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ara Wilson
ISBN: 0520237838 9780520237834 0520239687 9780520239685
OCLC Number: 52412062
Description: xvi, 272 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Intimate economies --
From shophouse to department store --
The economies of intimacy in the go-go bar --
MBK : the retail revolution and the infrastructure of romance --
The flexible citizens of IBC Cable TV --
The Avon lady, the Amway plan, and the making of Thai entrepreneurs --
Conclusion : The intimacy of capitalism.
Responsibility: Ara Wilson.
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