Selling Sex Overseas

Selling Sex Overseas

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2013 Outstanding Book Award Winner from the Division of International Criminology, American Society of Criminology Every year, thousands of Chinese women travel to Asia and the United States in order to engage in commercial sex work. In Selling Sex Overseas, Ko-lin Chin and James Finckenauer challenge the current sex trafficking paradigm that considers all sex workers as victims, or sexual slaves, and as unwilling participants in the world of commercial sex. Bringing to life an on-the-ground portrait of this usually hidden world, Chin and Finckenauer provide a detailed look at all of its participants: sex workers, pimps, agents, mommies, escort agency owners, brothel owners, and drivers. Ultimately, they probe the social, economic, and political organization of prostitution and sex trafficking, contradicting many of the a€˜moral crusadersa€™ of the human trafficking world.The average age of the subjects in Malaysia was 30, and half of them were either married or divorced. ... from all over China, all of them arrived in Malaysia with a Chinese passport and Malaysian tourist visa, and they were required to pay someone a fee to make this possible. ... We just stay home and wait for phone calls.

Title:Selling Sex Overseas
Author:Ko-lin Chin, James O. Finckenauer
Publisher:NYU Press - 2012-09-17


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