China’s Commercial Sexscapes: Rethinking Intimacy, Masculinity, and Criminal Justice

By Eileen Yuk-ha Tsang

© 2019

Exploring the experiences of both male clients and female sex workers, China’s Commercial Sexscapes expands upon the complex dynamics of sex worker and client relationships, and places them within the wider implications of expanding globalization and capitalism.

The purchasing of commercial sex by single, young-adult males is increasingly viewed as a socially acceptable way for men to pay for the opportunity to perform and experience heteronormative masculinity. Investigating human rights, social policy, and the criminal justice system in China, China’s Commercial Sexscapes applies the concept of "edgework" in Dongguan, the most explicit, complicated, and multidimensional setting, to study how men and women interact within the changing global economy after the global financial crisis in China.

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This book assesses the intimate relationships between sex workers and clients in post-reform China, where normative ideals concerning masculine and feminine behaviour are the primary goal of these relationships.

China’s Commercial Sexscapes: Rethinking Intimacy, Masculinity, and Criminal Justice

By Eileen Yuk-ha Tsang

© 2019

Exploring the experiences of both male clients and female sex workers, China’s Commercial Sexscapes expands upon the complex dynamics of sex worker and client relationships, and places them within the wider implications of expanding globalization and capitalism.

The purchasing of commercial sex by single, young-adult males is increasingly viewed as a socially acceptable way for men to pay for the opportunity to perform and experience heteronormative masculinity. Investigating human rights, social policy, and the criminal justice system in China, China’s Commercial Sexscapes applies the concept of "edgework" in Dongguan, the most explicit, complicated, and multidimensional setting, to study how men and women interact within the changing global economy after the global financial crisis in China.

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Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    Eileen Yuk-ha TSANG is an associate professor in the Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences at the City University of Hong Kong.
  • Table of contents

    Part 1: Introduction and Method
    Introduction
     
    Chapter 1
    Urban Sexscapes: A Snapshop of the China’s Commercial Sex Industries

    Part 2: Tempting Girls and Clients in low-end and Mid-tier Niche Markets

    Chapter 2
    Finding Hope as a ‘Tempting Girl’ in China: Sex Work, Indentured Mobility and Cosmopolitan Individuals
     
    Chapter 3
    Disappointed and Despondent? Single-Adult Migrant Men, Entangled Masculinity and China’s Commercial Sex Industry
     
    Part 3: Intimacy and Masculinity in High-end Niche Market

    Chapter 4
    Reframing Love with ‘Dirty Girl’: High-end Sex Work and Intimate Relations in Urban China

    Chapter 5
    Reciprocating Desires: The Pursuit of Desirable East Asian Femininity in China’s Commercial Sex Industry

    Part 4: Social Policy Implications and Criminal Justice

    Chapter 6
    Selling Sex as an Edgework: Female Sex Workers in China’s Commercial Sex Industry

    Chapter 7
    Profit-making Disguised as Rehabilitation: The Biopolitics of Homo Sacer in China’s Custody Education Program for Sex Workers

    Conclusion

    References

    Index

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