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Author Montgomery, Heather (Heather Kate)

Title Modern Babylon? : prostituting children in Thailand / Heather Montgomery
Published New York : Berghahn Books, 2001
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 192 pages)
Series Fertility, reproduction, and sexuality ; v. 2
Fertility, reproduction, and sexuality ; v. 2
Contents List of Tables; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter 1: History and Context; Chapter 2: Cultural Constructions of Childhood; Chapter 3: The Child Prostitutes of Baan Nua; Chapter 4: Struggles and Contradictions; Chapter 5: Identity and its DIfficulties; Chapter 6: Protecting Innocence; Chapter 7: Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
Summary Child prostitution became one of the key concerns of the international community in the 1990s. World congresses were held, international and national laws were changed and concern over ""cemmercially sexually exploited children"" rose dramatically. Rarely, however, were the children who worked as prostitutes consulted of questioned in this process, and the voices of these children brought into focus. This book is the first to address the children directly, to examine their daily lives, their motivations and their perceptions of what they do. Based on 15 months of fieldwork in a Thai tourist
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-188) and index
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Subject Child abuse -- Thailand
Child prostitution -- Thailand
Child welfare -- Thailand
Sex-oriented businesses -- Thailand
Child abuse.
Child prostitution.
Child welfare.
Economic history.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
Sex-oriented businesses.
Social conditions
Thailand -- Economic conditions.
Thailand -- Social conditions.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1782384766