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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I asked her why she had not stayed in this lucrative business and kept her
massage parlours : ' I don't feel like ... it's hard for the working girls , OK they make
money , but [ sighs ] I don't think it's a very good kind of work . I don't think I like it .
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
The idea of the white Danish woman - who - prostitutes as a kind of confidential
partner with communications skills , implies a degree of equality between the
client and the sex - worker , and ascribes to the women dignity and equality .
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