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Author Nguyen-Vo, Thu-Huong, 1962-

Title The ironies of freedom : sex, culture, and neoliberal governance in Vietnam / Nguyen̂̃-võ Thu-hu'o'ng
Published Seattle : University of Washington Press, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xxviii, 336 pages) : illustrations
Series Critical dialogues in Southeast Asian studies
Critical dialogues in Southeast Asian studies.
Contents Sex for sale: entrepreneurial and consumerist freedom -- The hooking economy: entrepreneurial choice and commercial sex in the liberalizing economy -- Hierarchy and geography: class and national identity in sex consumption -- The real and the true: governing by choice and coercion -- The rise of the empirical and the case of medical expertise: a genealogy of governance -- Governing passion: consumers' choice and the production of a differentiated citizenry in public medicine -- Who you truly are: coercion, culture, and the global imaginary in the governmental rehabilitation of sex workers -- What kind of power? specialization of intervention and coexisting modes of governance -- To the real: ideology and cultural production -- From Antigone to the kneeling woman: a genealogy of the real from socialism to the preparation for marketization -- Love in the time of neoliberalism: ideology and the new social realism in popular culture
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed August 20, 2015)
Subject Prostitution -- Government policy -- Vietnam.
Prostitution -- Vietnam.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0295989211 (electronic bk.)
9780295989211 (electronic bk.)