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Reluctant bedfellows : feminism, activism and prostitution in the Philippines

Author: Meredith L Ralston; Edna Keeble
Publisher: Sterling, VA : Kumarian Press, 2009.
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"Reluctant Bedfellows outlines key facets of the authors' five year development project on sex tourism and prostitution in the Philippines, and is a powerful reflection on the raging debates taking place among feminists about the Third World. Ralston and Keeble follow the history of prostitution in former military outpost Angeles City, the women and foreign men who live by the trade and the varied organizations  Read more...
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Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Meredith L Ralston; Edna Keeble
ISBN: 1565492692 9781565492691
OCLC Number: 227929010
Description: xii, 229 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: You've got to do something --
The problem of analysis paralysis --
Philosophical issues of prostitution --
Explanations for prostitution in the Philippines --
Sex tourism in Angeles City --
Making a difference --
No conclusions, just "continued somethings."
Responsibility: Meredith Ralston and Edna Keeble.
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