Sexual Cultures in East Asia: Social Construction of Sexuality and Sexual Risk in a Time of Aids / Edition 1

Sexual Cultures in East Asia: Social Construction of Sexuality and Sexual Risk in a Time of Aids / Edition 1

by Evelyne Micollier
     
 

Using case-studies from East and Southeast Asia, this book examines sexuality and AIDS-related sexual risk in the context of Asian cultures. It offers a complementary perspective, documented with sociological and anthropological data, to historical studies and looks at commercial sex work, kinship systems, matrimonial strategies, gender, power relations, and the

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Using case-studies from East and Southeast Asia, this book examines sexuality and AIDS-related sexual risk in the context of Asian cultures. It offers a complementary perspective, documented with sociological and anthropological data, to historical studies and looks at commercial sex work, kinship systems, matrimonial strategies, gender, power relations, and the relevance of cultural constructs such as Confucianism and Taoism for the analysis of sexual cultures in Asia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415308717
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/19/2003
Series:
Asian Studies
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Introduction
Pt. 1Sexual Cultures - Caught between Traditions and Transitions
1Social Significance of Commercial Sex work: Implicitly Shaping a Sexual Culture?3
2Three 'Red Light Districts' in China23
3Japanese Sex Workers: Between Choice and Coercion54
4Dutiful Daughters and Temporary Wives: Economics Dependency on Commercial Sex in Vietnam76
5What is Known about Gender, the Constructs of Sexuality and Dictates of Behaviour in Vietnam as a Confucian and Socialist Society and their Impact on the Risk of HIV/AIDS Epidemic98
6The Broken Women of Cambodia127
Pt. 2The Social Construction of Sexual Risk in the Light of STDs/AIDS Control
7Public Health Policy vs. Colonial Laissez-Faire: STDs and Prostitution in Republican Shanghai159
8Representations of 'Us' and 'Others' in the AIDS News Discourse: A Taiwanese Experience183
9AIDS and Civil Society in Taiwan223
10Sex Education for Vietnamese Adolescents in the Context of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: The NGOs, the School, the Family and the Civil Society241
11Sex Work in Times of AIDS, Caught between the Visible and the Invisible263

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