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Transnational prostitution : changing patterns in a global context

Author: Susanne Thorbek; Bandana Pattanaik
Publisher: London ; New York : Zed Books, 2002.
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The question of migrant prostitutes in the West may be much debated, but it is little researched. This collection makes a radical break with the current media focus on human trafficking and the old habit of simply blaming the victim. What emerges is a nuanced and empirically grounded portrait of the complexities of prostitution across national boundaries today. [from publisher's advertisement].

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Transnational prostitution.
London ; New York : Zed Books, 2002
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susanne Thorbek; Bandana Pattanaik
ISBN: 1842770306 9781842770306 1842770314 limp 9781842770313 limp
OCLC Number: 49386080
Description: x, 237 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: Prostitution in a Global Context: Changing Patterns / Susanne Thorbek --
pt. 1. Men in Prostitution --
1. Traveller's Tails: Sex Diaries of Tourists Returning from Thailand / Ryan Bishop and Lillian S. Robinson --
2. The European Inheritance: Male Perspectives / Susanne Thorbek --
3. The Beach Boys of Barbados: Post-colonial Entrepreneurs / Joan L. Phillips --
pt. 2. Migrant Women in Prostitution --
4. A Social Response to Transnational Prostitution in Queensland, Australia / Linda Meaker --
5. The Transnational Prostitution of Thai Women to Germany: A Variety of Transnational Labour Migration? / Pataya Ruenkaew --
6. Four Cases from Hamburg / Prapairat Ratanaloan Mix --
7. Bodies Across Borders: Prostitution-related Migration from Thailand to Denmark / Anders Lisborg --
8. Black Prostitutes in Denmark / Marlene Spanger --
pt. 3. Critical Reflections --
9. A Portrait of the Lady: The Portrayal of Thailand and Its Prostitutes in the International Media / Chitraporn Vanaspong --
10. 'Il y a 50.000 prostituees marocaines de luxe dans la cote espagnole': A Necessary Myth / Ana Lopez Lindstrom --
pt. 4. New Policies on Prostitution --
11. Migrant Sex-workers in Canada / Noulmook Sutdhibhasilp --
12. A Business Like Any Other? Managing the Sex Industry in the Netherlands / Marieke Van Doorninck --
13. Sweden's Law on Prostitution: Feminism, Drugs and the Foreign Threat / Arthur Gould --
Conclusion: Where Do We Go from Here? / Bandana Pattanaik.
Responsibility: edited by Susanne Thorbek and Bandana Pattanaik.
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Prostitution is changing under the influence of Western affluence, deepening Third World poverty, cheaper travel, cultural shifts in attitudes to extra-marital sex,and the Internet. This global  Read more...


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