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 view of women as victims has dominated the research on Thai women
abroad and contributed to the common perception that these women have been
taken advantage of . This perception exists among many researchers , members
Furthermore , it cannot be ruled out that they may have been victims of internal
trafficking when they entered prostitution in Thailand . To state that most of these
Type A and B migrants are typically not victims of trafficking is not the same as ...
Later newspaper articles related to Project Orphan seemed to acknowledge that
the women were not victims of sexual servitude , conceding that they chose to
come to Canada to work in the sex trade . However , they were still regarded as ...
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