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
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Author
Subject
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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CU-S/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hoang, Kimberly Kay
Dewey number
338.4/7306709597
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ 242.5 .A5 H635 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sex-oriented businesses
  • Sex-oriented businesses
  • Vietnam
Label
Dealing in desire : Asian ascendancy, Western decline, and the hidden currencies of global sex work, Kimberly Kay Hoang
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 229 pages
Isbn
9780520275577
Lccn
2014032692
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)886744861
  • (OCoLC)ocn886744861
Label
Dealing in desire : Asian ascendancy, Western decline, and the hidden currencies of global sex work, Kimberly Kay Hoang
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 229 pages
Isbn
9780520275577
Lccn
2014032692
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)886744861
  • (OCoLC)ocn886744861

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