Night Market: Sexual Cultures and the Thai Economic Miracle

Night Market: Sexual Cultures and the Thai Economic Miracle

by Ryan Bishop, Lillian S. Robinson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415914299

ISBN-13: 9780415914291

Pub. Date: 11/06/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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,

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415914291
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/06/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Points of Departure: Catalysts and Contexts1
2Naming the Problem16
3Languages of Tourism60
4A Very Political Economy92
5Imagining Sexual Others112
6The Bar Scene151
7The Unspeakable195
8Sexual Theory and Its Discontents218
Afterword250
Notes253
Works Cited261
Index272

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