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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In order to stay longer than three months they had to search for a German whom
they could marry . ... Sometimes it was only a ' bogus marriage ' : the women pay
a man to marry them in order to get a marriage certificate but they do not live ...
Marriage migration can thus be defined as a migration concerning or emerging
by means of marriage . Given the barriers of immigration policy in the countries of
destination , marriage has turned out to be a means of legal immigration coupled
The age of marriage has been delayed as it is more difficult for men to maintain a
job and therefore a family . The desirable and ideal role for a woman is to wait at
home for a marriage proposal . Working outside the house is unacceptable .
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