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Cosmopolitan sex workers : women and migration in a global city, Christine B.N. Chin

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Cosmopolitan sex workers : women and migration in a global city
Title
Cosmopolitan sex workers
Title remainder
women and migration in a global city
Statement of responsibility
Christine B.N. Chin
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Cosmopolitan Sex Workers is a groundbreaking look into the phenomenon of non-trafficked women who migrate from one global city to another to perform paid sexual labor in Southeast Asia. Through a new, innovative framework, Christine B.N. Chin shows that as neoliberal economic restructuring processes create pathways connecting major cities throughout the world, competition and collaboration between cities creates new avenues for the movement of people, services and goods. Loosely organized networks of migrant labor grow in tandem with professional-managerial classes, and sex workers migrate to different parts of cities, depending on the location of the clientele to which they cater. But while global cities create economic opportunities for migrants (and depend on the labor they provide), states react with new forms of securitization and surveillance. As a result, migrants must negotiate between appropriating and subverting the ideas that inform global economic restructuring. Chin argues that migration allows women to develop intercultural skills that help them to make these negotiations. Cosmopolitan Sex Workers is innovative not only in its focus on non-trafficked women, but in its analysis of the complex relationship between global economic processes and migration for sex work. Through fascinating interviews with sex workers in Kuala Lumpur, Chin shows that sex work can provide women with the means of earning income for families, for education, and even for their own businesses. It also allows women the means to travel the world - a form of cosmopolitanism "from below.""--Publisher's website
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DLC
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1963-
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Chin, Christine B. N.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plans
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ241.A5
LC item number
C45 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford studies in gender and international relations
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prostitutes
  • Immigrants
  • Cosmopolitanism
Label
Cosmopolitan sex workers : women and migration in a global city, Christine B.N. Chin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [197]-217) and index
Contents
Kaleidoscope of city, creativity, and cosmopolitanism -- Making of a "world class city" : the state and transnational migrant labor -- Re-establishing internal borders of the nation : creatively repressive state strategies -- "What is wrong with being a 'Miss'?" : transnational migrant women and sex work in the 21st century -- "We sell services, we do not sell people" : case study of "Syndicate X" in KL -- Knowing and living in KL's contact zones : gendered and racialized cosmopolites
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 234 p.:
Isbn
9780199890910
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012046070
Other physical details
ill., maps, plans
System control number
  • 4184958-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4184958
  • (Sirsi) o821560516
  • (OCoLC)821560516
Label
Cosmopolitan sex workers : women and migration in a global city, Christine B.N. Chin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [197]-217) and index
Contents
Kaleidoscope of city, creativity, and cosmopolitanism -- Making of a "world class city" : the state and transnational migrant labor -- Re-establishing internal borders of the nation : creatively repressive state strategies -- "What is wrong with being a 'Miss'?" : transnational migrant women and sex work in the 21st century -- "We sell services, we do not sell people" : case study of "Syndicate X" in KL -- Knowing and living in KL's contact zones : gendered and racialized cosmopolites
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 234 p.:
Isbn
9780199890910
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012046070
Other physical details
ill., maps, plans
System control number
  • 4184958-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4184958
  • (Sirsi) o821560516
  • (OCoLC)821560516

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