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The ironies of freedom : sex, culture, and neoliberal governance in Vietnam

Author: Thu-Huong Nguyen-Vo
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press, ©2008.
Series: Critical dialogues in Southeast Asian studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the late 1980s, Vietnam joined the global economy after decades of war and relative isolation, demonstrating how a former socialist government can adapt to global market forces with their  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Nguyen-Vo, Thu-Huong, 1962-
Ironies of freedom.
Seattle : University of Washington Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)646012313
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thu-Huong Nguyen-Vo
ISBN: 9780295988658 0295988657 9780295988504 0295988509
OCLC Number: 225872667
Description: xxviii, 336 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Sex for sale: entrepreneurial and consumerist freedom --
The hooking economy: entrepreneurial choice and commercial sex in the liberalizing economy --
Hierarchy and geography: class and national identity in sex consumption --
The real and the true: governing by choice and coercion --
The rise of the empirical and the case of medical expertise: a genealogy of governance --
Governing passion: consumers' choice and the production of a differentiated citizenry in public medicine --
Who you truly are: coercion, culture, and the global imaginary in the governmental rehabilitation of sex workers --
What kind of power? specialization of intervention and coexisting modes of governance --
To the real: ideology and cultural production --
From Antigone to the kneeling woman: a genealogy of the real from socialism to the preparation for marketization --
Love in the time of neoliberalism: ideology and the new social realism in popular culture.
Series Title: Critical dialogues in Southeast Asian studies.
Responsibility: Nguyeñ̂-võ Thu-hu'o'ng.
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