China’s Commercial Sexscapes: Rethinking Intimacy, Masculinity, and Criminal Justice
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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- Page Count: 192 pages
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
Author InformationEileen 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
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
Finding Hope as a ‘Tempting Girl’ in China: Sex Work, Indentured Mobility and Cosmopolitan Individuals
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
Reframing Love with ‘Dirty Girl’: High-end Sex Work and Intimate Relations in Urban China
Reciprocating Desires: The Pursuit of Desirable East Asian Femininity in China’s Commercial Sex Industry
Part 4: Social Policy Implications and Criminal Justice
Selling Sex as an Edgework: Female Sex Workers in China’s Commercial Sex Industry
Profit-making Disguised as Rehabilitation: The Biopolitics of Homo Sacer in China’s Custody Education Program for Sex Workers
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