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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Empirically , the transnational migration of Thai women to Germany contains a
characteristic of chain migration . The pioneer migrant women later function as
parts of social networks , maintaining links to their home community , providing ...
conditions in Germany on the other hand , are factors influencing the emergence
of transnational prostitution and marriage migration ( see Pataya 1998 ) . Given
the restrictions imposed by German immigration law , the only legal way for Thai
Although this expectation was not fulfilled , she felt so secure in Germany that she
arranged for all her sisters to join her . Sawittree no longer works in the sex trade
. She is currently waiting to be granted legal status and wants to bring her ...
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