Modern Babylon? Prostituting Children in Thailand

ISBN-10: 1571813187
ISBN-13: 9781571813183
Edition: 2001
List price: $27.95
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Description: Based on 15 months of fieldwork in a Thai tourist community that survived through child prostitution, this book draws on anthropological theories on childhood and kinship to explore the issue of child prostitution.

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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/15/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Based on 15 months of fieldwork in a Thai tourist community that survived through child prostitution, this book draws on anthropological theories on childhood and kinship to explore the issue of child prostitution.

List of Tables
Acknowledgements
Introduction
A Personal View
Child Prostitution and Anthropology
History and Context
Myths and Stereotypes
NGOs and the Discovery of Child Prostitution
The Extent of the Problem
History and Myth
Cultural Constructions of Childhood
A History of Childhood in the West
Childhood in Thailand
What Constitutes a Good Childhood?
Childhood and State Intervention
The Child Prostitutes of Baan Nua
Data Collection
Child Prostitution in Baan Nua
Kinship and Reciprocity
Reciprocity, Friends and Clients
Struggles and Contradictions
Children as Social Agents
Prostitution and its Alternatives
The Life-Cycle of Prostitution
Identity and its Difficulties
Status
Sexuality and Identity
Gender, Prostitution and Identity
Social Identity
Protecting Innocence
Innocence and Freedom
Buying Innocence
Maintaining Innocence
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index

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