Thai Migrant Sex Workers: From Modernisation to Globalisation

Hardcover | March 15, 2009

byKaoru Aoyama

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Based on interviews and participatory research, this book explores Thai women's experiences of the global sex trade. Kaoru Aoyama questions the long-standing feminist debate concerning how these women identify themselves: as sex workers, or sex slaves, while also considering the issues of gender, deviance, and migration.

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Based on interviews and participatory research, this book explores Thai women's experiences of the global sex trade. Kaoru Aoyama questions the long-standing feminist debate concerning how these women identify themselves: as sex workers, or sex slaves, while also considering the issues of gender, deviance, and migration.

KAORU AOYAMA is Lecturer at the School of Area and Culture Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.87 × 5.59 × 0.85 inPublished:March 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230524664

ISBN - 13:9780230524668

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Table of Contents

Introduction * PART ONE: MAPPING * Modernization, Gender, and Globalization: Situating the Migrations of Thai Sexworkers * Methodology, Theory, and the Lived Experiences of Thai Sexworkers * PART TWO: FOLLOWING * Before Becoming Sexworkers * Becoming Sexworkers, Being Sexworkers * After Being Sexworkers * Conclusion