Sex Slaves: The Trafficking of Women in Asia

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Virago, 2000 - Prostitutes - 276 pages
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Trafficking in human beings for the sex industry has been practised for centuries. It occurs today all around the world and the incidence in Asia is nothing new. What is different in contemporary Asia is the SCALE of the trade, the AGES of those involved, and the sophisticated ORGANISATION applied to the marketing of girls.

This book demolishes the myths about the wholesomeness of 'Asian values' and takes a controversial and unique approach to the sex industry in Asia by viewing it as a product of Asian cultural values. There are interviews with sex workers, their families, clients and the staff of the charities that work with the women. Above all else, the book tells the story -- often in their own words -- of the girls and women who are forced into this despicable trade. With sensitivity and compassion, SEX SLAVES publicises the tragedy of the voiceless women of Asia.

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An eye-opening account of the social values and demand that feeds the sex trade in Asia. Depressing. Read full review

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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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