Sexual Cultures and the Thai Economic Miracle
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Night Market by Ryan Bishop
Book DescriptionIn Thailand, a $4 billion per year tourist industry is the linchpin of the modernization process called the "Thai Economic Miracle". And what is Thailand's main attraction? Sex for hire. Year after year young women are lured to Bangkok to staff the teeming brothels, massage parlors, and sex bars that cater to male tourists from the United States, Western Europe, Japan, Australia, the Gulf States, Malaysia, and Singapore. Developed from Lillian S. Robinson's article in The Nation, Night Market traces the historical, cultural, material, and textual traditions that have combined in unique ways to establish sex tourism as an integral part of the developing Thai economy. It explores international sex tourism from the perspectives of economic-development planning, forced labor market choices, international sexual alienation, and textual traditions that have constructed sexual "Other" cultures in Western imagination.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415914291
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Dec-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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