Intimate Economies of Bangkok Tomboys, Tycoons, and Avon Ladies in the Global City

ISBN-10: 0520239687
ISBN-13: 9780520239685
Edition: 2004
Authors: Ara Wilson
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Description: Bangkok has been at the frontier of capitalism's drive into the global south for three decades. Rapid development has profoundly altered public and private life in Thailand. In her provocative study of contemporary commerce in Bangkok, Ara Wilson  More...

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List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 7/19/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Bangkok has been at the frontier of capitalism's drive into the global south for three decades. Rapid development has profoundly altered public and private life in Thailand. In her provocative study of contemporary commerce in Bangkok, Ara Wilson captures the intimate effects of the global economy in this vibrant city. The Intimate Economies of Bangkokis a multifaceted portrait of the intertwining of identities, relationships, and economics during Bangkok's boom years. Using innovative case studies of women's and men's participation in a range of modern markets--department stores, go-go bars, a popular downtown mall, a telecommunications company, and the direct sales corporations Amway and Avon--Wilson chronicles the powerful expansion of capitalist exchange into further reaches of Thai society. She shows how global economies have interacted with local systems to create new kinds of lifestyles, ranging from "tomboys" to corporate tycoons to sex workers. Combining feminist theory with classic anthropological understandings of exchange, this historically grounded ethnography maps the reverberations of gender, sexuality, and ethnicity at the hub of Bangkok's modern economy.

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Notes on Transliteration and Dates
Introduction: Intimate Economies
From Shophouse to Department Store
The Economies of Intimacy in the Go-Go Bar
MBK: The Retail Revolution and the Infrastructure of Romance
The Flexible Citizens of IBC Cable TV
The Avon Lady, the Amway Plan, and the Making of Thai Entrepreneurs
Conclusion: The Intimacy of Capitalism
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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