By Heidi Hoefinger
Dealing with the complicated and discomforting ‘grey ‘area the place intercourse, love and cash collide, this publication highlights the overall materiality of daily intercourse that occurs in all relationships. In doing so, it attracts recognition to and destigmatizes the transactional components inside of many ‘normative’ partnerships – be they transnational, inter-ethnic or otherwise.
Focusing on Cambodia, and on a tradition of younger girls hired within the vacationer bar scene known as ‘professional girlfriends’, the ebook exhibits that the ensuing transnational relationships among Cambodian girls and their overseas companions are complicated and multi-layered. It argues that the sex-for-cash prostitution framework isn't any longer a suitable version of research. as a substitute, a brand new vocabulary of ‘professional girlfriends’ and ‘transactional intercourse’ is used, with which the nuanced complexities of those transnational partnerships are analysed.
Interdisciplinary in nature, the booklet conjures up new understandings of gender, energy, intercourse, love, wish, political financial system and materiality inside daily relationships around the world. it's a helpful contribution for college students and students of Anthropology, Sociology, Southeast Asian reports, Gender and Sexuality stories, and Cultural Studies.
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Facing the advanced and discomforting ‘grey ‘area the place intercourse, love and cash collide, this booklet highlights the overall materiality of daily intercourse that happens in all relationships. In doing so, it attracts recognition to and destigmatizes the transactional parts inside many ‘normative’ partnerships – be they transnational, inter-ethnic or another way.
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