Susanne Åsman provides a compelling ethnographic account of how Tamang women and men in the Sindhupalchowk district, defined by human rights horganizations as severely affected by sex trafficking, understand what they define as "Bombay going" or migration for sex work. This ground-breaking work focuses on women’s agency and the meaning they ascribe to their roles as sex workers in the migratory process in the present and the past. Åsman investigates how they carve out a space for themselves and create relatedness in the places between which they movetheir house in the rural area in Nepal and the brothels in Mumbai that temporarily serve as their homes during their absence. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in the politics of sex trafficking, gender, agency and women’s migration for sex work in the global south.
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About the Author
Susanne Åsman is postdoctoral researcher and lecturer in the School of Global Studies at Gothenburg University and guest researcher in the Department of Anthropology at Cornell University and affiliated with the Department of International Relations at Tribhuwan University.
Table of ContentsChapter 1: Remembrance (and Forgetting) of Changes in Women’s Migration for Sex Work
Chapter 2: The House
Chapter 3: The Red Light District: Brothel and Home
Chapter 4: Return