Transnational Prostitution: Changing Patterns in a Global Context
Susanne Thorbek, Bandana Pattanaik
Bloomsbury Academic, 2002 - Social Science - 237 pages
Patterns of prostitution, like so much else in our increasingly inter-connected world, are changing radically, as the investigations in this volume dramatically show. 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.
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This transnational prostitution migration is mostly considered as a kind of '
trafficking in women ' . According to this point of view , Thai women are passive
victims . It does not take into account the migration intentions and aims of the
[ sighs ) I don ' t think it ' s a very good kind of work . I don ' t think I like it . I did it ,
because I had to . I didn ' t like it . I think they just want to make money for their
families . ' Pikhun , a still active sex - worker , expressed a similar distaste , and
This demonstrates how the expectations of migration and a life abroad have
spread through the media and former migrants to even the most remote areas .
Even without having any kind of social network abroad , people wishing to
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