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The Resource Dealing in desire : Asian ascendancy, Western decline, and the hidden currencies of global sex work, Kimberly Kay Hoang

Dealing in desire : Asian ascendancy, Western decline, and the hidden currencies of global sex work, Kimberly Kay Hoang

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Dealing in desire : Asian ascendancy, Western decline, and the hidden currencies of global sex work
Title
Dealing in desire
Title remainder
Asian ascendancy, Western decline, and the hidden currencies of global sex work
Statement of responsibility
Kimberly Kay Hoang
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This fascinating ethnography examines one segment of Vietnam's diverse sex industry. Between 2006 and 2010, author Kimberly Kay Hoang was employed at four exclusive Saigon hostess bars catering to high-end clientele: wealthy Asian businessmen, Western expatriates and tourists, local Vietnamese men, and Viet Kieus (ethnic Vietnamese living abroad). Using participant observation and in-depth interviews with the sex workers, bar owners, managers, and mostly rich clients at all four locations, Hoang argues that Vietnam's high-end sex industry is much more than a byproduct of globalization--it's an integral component of the country's free-market capitalism, including its emergence as a regional economic player. Major business deals in Vietnam often occur within hostess bars, which businessmen use to stage a display of power, forge relationships, and impress clients. Hostesses facilitate these transactions by socializing with clients, as well as fulfilling fantasies of the flesh and of the culture. The author reveals how recent changes in the political economy have shaped the social structure of sex work in the country, just as actors involved in the sex industry have actively shaped Vietnam's political economy. Multiple constructions of gender are emerging across local, national, and global socio-spaces from the bottom up and the top down"--Provided by publisher
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digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hoang, Kimberly Kay
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sex-oriented businesses
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Sex-oriented businesses
  • Vietnam
  • Unterhaltungsindustrie
  • Prostitution
  • Nachtklub
  • Männlichkeit
  • Sozioökonomischer Wandel
  • Soziokultureller Wandel
  • Doi-Moi-Reform
  • Vietnam
  • Ho-Chi-Minh-Stadt
Label
Dealing in desire : Asian ascendancy, Western decline, and the hidden currencies of global sex work, Kimberly Kay Hoang
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : dealing in desire -- Sex in HCMC 1867-present -- The contemporary sex industry -- New hierarchies of global men -- Entrepreneurial mommies -- Autonomy and consent in sex work -- Constructing desirable bodies -- Sex workers economic trajectories -- Conclusion : faltering assent -- Appendix : the research and embodied costs of ethnography
Control code
ocn899739300
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 229 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520960688
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt132x7gz
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)899739300
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Dealing in desire : Asian ascendancy, Western decline, and the hidden currencies of global sex work, Kimberly Kay Hoang
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : dealing in desire -- Sex in HCMC 1867-present -- The contemporary sex industry -- New hierarchies of global men -- Entrepreneurial mommies -- Autonomy and consent in sex work -- Constructing desirable bodies -- Sex workers economic trajectories -- Conclusion : faltering assent -- Appendix : the research and embodied costs of ethnography
Control code
ocn899739300
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 229 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520960688
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt132x7gz
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)899739300
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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