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 explain our involvement I need to outline the history of the term “
trafficking and the contemporary activism around it . The earliest use of the term
referred to the ' white slave trade ' , primarily describing the Caucasian women
... 65 Project Trade ( Canada ) , 181 , 182 prostitute : avoidance of term , 121 ,
227 ; not accepted as term , 8 see also semi - prostitutes prostitutes ,
classification as , 126 prostitution : as indigenous business , 30 ; as source of
overseas income ...
... history of term , 218 ; in Thailand , 31 , 32 , 33–4 , 139–55 ; of British males , 33
–4 ; promoted via the Internet , 151–3 ; romance element in , 48 ; women , in , 43 ,
50–1 sex work : as entertainment , 224 ; as informed choice of women , 220 ...
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