Women and Sex Work in Cambodia

Women and Sex Work in Cambodia

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Prostitution is strongly embedded in local cultural practices in Cambodia. Based on extensive original research, this book explores the nature of prostitution in Cambodia, providing explanations of why the phenomenon is so widely tolerated. It outlines the background of the French colonial period, with its filles malades, considers the contemporary legal framework, and analyses the motivations for sex work, examining in particular how women become locked into debt bondage. Overall the book provides significant contributions to wider debates about sex work, sex trafficking and the constrained nature of womena€™s choices.By October 2004 almost all of Phum Phka Chhouka#39;s brothels had been knocked down in order to make way for the ... Crackdowns and worker a#39;rehabilitationa#39; has long been a key feature of the Cambodian governmenta#39;s response to regulating sex work. In March ... The 1996 crackdown centred upon prime inner city and rapidly transforming urban zones, including Daun Penh, Tuol Kork and Russei Keo.

Title:Women and Sex Work in Cambodia
Author:Larissa Sandy
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-08-27


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