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Sex Slaves
Louise Brown

Classification : Cultural Studies
Pub Date : Jun 07, 2001
Imprint : Virago
Page Extent : 288
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9781860499036
Price : 725

About the book
The Asian sex trade is often assumed to cater predominantly to foreigners.
SEX SLAVES turns that belief on its head to show that while western sex tourists have played a vital part in the growth of the industry, the primary customers of Asia's indentured sex workers and of its child prostitutes are overwhelmingly Asian men.

Here are the voices of some of the world's most silent and abused women - women who have been forced into prostitution by the men they trust. This is their story: about the journey from home to captivity; the horrors of 'seasoning' for prostitution; and the hidden life within the brothel.
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'SEX SLAVES highlights, necessarily, the dark side, the hypocrisy and the exploitation- often of children and teenagers- of the trade.' ASIAN VOICE
'This harrowing study of Asia's sex industry explodes popular cultural stereotypes about the continent's strict family values along with the well-maintained lie that the regional sex trade exists solely for the benefit of Western tourists. It exposes the shocking truth of how the sexual double standard is used ruthlessly to exploit those who fall the wrong side of the gender and poverty line. A horrific portrait of a society which systematically betrays and discards its daughters ... Brown is at pains to explore her subject as truthfully and thoroughly as possible, giving an overview of the industry rather than a victim's perspective' REBECCA JOHNSON
'A trawl through the secret world of the eastern sex trade; from the squalor and slums of Burma to the secret lodging houses and expensive hotel rooms of Japan' EVENING HERALD
     
Louise Brown

Louise Brown has lived in Nepal and travelled extensively in India, sparking her enduring love of South Asia. She was a Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Asian Studies at the University of Birmingha...(+)

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