Sex Slaves: The Trafficking of Women in Asia

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Virago, 2001 - Social Science - 276 pages
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The Asian sex trade is often assumed to cater predominantly to foreigners.

SEX SLAVES turns that belief on its head to show that while western sex tourists have played a vital part in the growth of the industry, the primary customers of Asia's indentured sex workers and of its child prostitutes are overwhelmingly Asian men.

Here are the voices of some of the world's most silent and abused women - women who have been forced into prostitution by the men they trust. This is their story: about the journey from home to captivity; the horrors of 'seasoning' for prostitution; and the hidden life within the brothel.

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User Review  - Michal Dufek - Goodreads

The information the book brings are very shocking. This documentary book is not easy to read as novels, but it provides reader with great insights into sex industry in Asia. Read full review

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User Review  - Scott - Goodreads

I am reading this book for research on a writing project. The author clearly has done a ton of research. All of her information comes from a American/European perspective evaluating the Asian culture ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Louise Brown is Lecturer in Asian Studies and Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Research in the Humanities at the University of Birmingham.

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