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Modern Babylon? : prostituting children in Thailand

Author: Heather Montgomery
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2001.
Series: Fertility, reproduction, and sexuality, v. 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Montgomery presents an account of child prostitution in Thailand that focuses on the daily lives of prostituted children, their motivations, and their perceptions of what they do. The study is based  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Montgomery, Heather (Heather Kate).
Modern Babylon?
New York : Berghahn Books, 2001
(OCoLC)655444212
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Heather Montgomery
ISBN: 1571818294 9781571818294 1571813187 9781571813183
OCLC Number: 48092197
Description: xiv, 192 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Child Prostitution and Anthropology --
History and Context --
Myths and Stereotypes --
NGOs and the Discovery of Child Prostitution --
The Extent of the Problem --
History and Myth --
Cultural Constructions of Childhood --
A History of Childhood in the West --
Childhood in Thailand --
What Constitutes a Good Childhood? --
Childhood and State Intervention --
The Child Prostitutes of Baan Nua --
Data Collection --
Child Prostitution in Baan Nua --
Kinship and Reciprocity --
Reciprocity, Friends and Clients --
Struggles and Contradictions --
Children as Social Agents --
Prostitution and its Alternatives --
The Life-Cycle of Prostitution --
Identity and its Difficulties --
Status --
Sexuality and Identity --
Gender, Prostitution and Identity --
Social Identity --
Protecting Innocence --
Innocence and Freedom --
Buying Innocence --
Maintaining Innocence.
Series Title: Fertility, reproduction, and sexuality, v. 2.
Responsibility: Heather Montgomery.

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"... an admirable pioneering study ... [which] paints a dynamic and often horrific picture of the workings of child prostitution." * Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute "This study is Read more...

 
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