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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The vast majority of these immigrants – 83 per cent – are female . Among
immigrants from developing countries to Denmark , the only two groups in which
females significantly outnumber males come from Thailand and the Philippines .
The current trend is that the majority of women who migrate to other countries do
so as principal wage earners rather than as accompanying family members . As
the industrialized economies become more service - oriented , the jobs that are ...
However , all other political parties and the vast majority of women ' s
organizations supported the view that only the buying of sex should be
criminalized . It was felt that the Commission had come up with the right evidence
and arguments but ...
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