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Night Market By Ryan Bishop

Night Market
by Ryan Bishop

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Traces the historical and cultural traditions that have combined in unique ways to establish sex tourism as an integral part of the "Thai economic miracle". The text explores international sex tourism from the perspectives of economic-development planning and forced labour market choices.
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Night Market: Sexual Cultures and the Thai Economic Miracle by Ryan Bishop

In Thailand, a $4 billion per year tourist industry is the linchpin of the modernization process called the "Thai Economic Miracle". And what is Thailand's main attraction? Sex for hire. Year after year young women are lured to Bangkok to staff the teeming brothels, massage parlors, and sex bars that cater to male tourists from the United States, Western Europe, Japan, Australia, the Gulf States, Malaysia, and Singapore.
Developed from Lillian S. Robinson's article in The Nation, Night Market traces the historical, cultural, material, and textual traditions that have combined in unique ways to establish sex tourism as an integral part of the developing Thai economy. It explores international sex tourism from the perspectives of economic-development planning, forced labor market choices, international sexual alienation, and textual traditions that have constructed sexual "Other" cultures in Western imagination.

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Night Market Reviews


..."extremely useful studies in constructing relationships between modernization strategies and sexualities in Southeast Asia and the Pacific. ...an excellent analysis of the nexus between Thai economic development, the role of the tourist industry and the concomitant rise of prostitution, particularly among rural women."
-"Transformations
"This book's value lies in its resourceful synthesis of the ways that development, modernization and natural resources have combined to reinforce and legitimize cultures that disavow what they themselves produce."
-"The Women's Review of Books
"A remarkable collaboration by a pioneer in feminist studies and an anthropologist with deep experience in Thailand that takes the license of cultural studies without its moralisms to produce a cross-culturally sensitive treatment of a subject that otherwise too often takes its place in a latter-day Western cabinet of curiousities."
-George Marcus
"Recommended ... for larger public libraries."
-"Library Journal, February 1, 1998
"Bishop, a Caucasian anthropologist, ...and Robinson, a feminist writer, come at their complex subject from an invigorating variety of angles-historical, economic, psychosexual. They energetically and diligently explore the U.S.'s role in transforming Thailand into an internationally infamous "sexual Disneyland" in the 1970s."
-"Publishers Weekly

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GOR005262637
Night Market: Sexual Cultures and the Thai Economic Miracle by Ryan Bishop
Ryan Bishop
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
1997-11-06
288
0415914299
9780415914291
N/A
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