(Article of book - 2002)

Document title

Sex and borders. Gender, national identity, and prostitution policy in Thailand

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)



The book is made of seven parts. Chapter 1 discusses the historical background of prostitution policy in both absolutist Siam and post-monarchical Thailand. Chapter 2 covers the democracy era of 1973-1976. This revolutionary period saw the conjunction of peasant uprising/communist insurgency and middle-class student activism, during which a military dictatorship was overthrown and the re-established with brutal force. Chapter 3 addresses the role of elite women in the reconstruction of Thai identity and the soft autoritarism of General Prem Tinsulanond, who oversaw the beginning of tremendous growth and development in the thaï economy. Chapter 4 covers the political economy of prostitution tourism under Prem and the critiques of these developments by middle class women's non governmental organisations. Chapter 5 shows the new middle class beginning its claims for political power. Chapter 6 and Chapter 7 explore the development of the critique of the prostitute as a material girl. - (GL)



Editor : Silkworm Books, Chiang Mai - THAILANDE (2002)

Millesime : 2002  [191 pages]

Bibliographic references : 10 p.

Collation : Illustration ;




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