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by Erik Cohen

  • ISBN: 9748496678
  • Author: Erik Cohen
  • ePub ver: 1921 kb
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  • Rating: 4.3 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 410
  • Publisher: White Lotus Press; 1 edition (July 1996)
  • Formats: azw doc lit lrf
  • Category: Money
  • Subcategory: Economics
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Series: Studies in contemporary Thailand.

Series: Studies in contemporary Thailand. The main focus is on the sex industry, and how impoverished young women from villages often find their way into Bangkok and Chiang Mai, where a common employment is in the brothels that often cater to foreign tourists.

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Prostitution has been common in Thailand for centuries. During the Ayutthaya Kingdom (1351–1767), prostitution was legal and taxed,:2 and the state ran brothels. Since 1960, prostitution in Thailand has been de jure illegal.

Theoretical perspectives on Thai Tourism have started mainly in 2 major . 1999 In the night market : Tourism, sex, and commerce in contemporary Thailand. Thai tourism : Hill tribes, islands and ppenended prostitution.

Theoretical perspectives on Thai Tourism have started mainly in 2 major perspectives. The first strand is the strand mainly pursued by Thai academics and bureaucrats which is to examine condition and strategy to develop tourism industry in Thailand. The second strand is ones mainly discussed by foreign academics, which is to designate mechanisms to consume gender image and human trafficking in the context of Thai tourism. Women's Studies Quarterly 27 1 : 3246.

Cohen . 1996: Thai Tourism: Hill Tribes, Islands, and Open-Ended Prostitution. Crouch . 2000: Places around us: Embodied lay geographies in leisure and tourism. White Lotus, Bangkok. Leisure Studies 19(2): 63–76. CrossRefGoogle Scholar. Davis . 1999: Landscapes of imagination: Tourism in southern California. Dearden . 1991: Tourism and sustainable development in northern Thailand.

Cohen, . Thai Tourism: Hill Tribes, Islands and Open-Ended Prosti~zrtion,White Lotus Pr. Prostitution in Thailand has developed into a lucrative business that influences emplc yment and national income and contributes significantly to the region's economic grcwth. Thai Tourism: Hill Tribes, Islands and Open-Ended Prosti~zrtion,White Lotus Pre. countryside seeking work in the sex industry. For example, in 1980 the number of women working in prostitution was estimated at 500,000.

Hill Tribes in Thailand. The People, Ethical Concerns, Responsible Tours. It’s not always clear exactly what "hill tribe" (Chao Khao in Thai) means. The term came about in the 1960s and collectively refers to the groups of ethnic minorities living in Northern Thailand

Hill Tribes in Thailand. The term came about in the 1960s and collectively refers to the groups of ethnic minorities living in Northern Thailand. Scores of hiking/trekking companies and travel agencies offer hill tribe tours where foreigners hike to or are driven into the surrounding mountains to visit these people in outlying villages.

Centre of Southeast Asian Studies, Monash University, 1994); Cohen, Erik, Thai Tourism: Hill Tribes, Islands and Open-ended Prostitution (Bangkok: White Lotus, 1996); Suwanphatthana, Niwat, Chumchon Kha Praweni (Chiang Mai: Chiang Mai University.

Comments (2)

Joni_Dep
I have not read the book and no doubt it is meant to be objective, but just the title tells me that it is written not from years of personal knowledge from having lived with and among Thai people, and that it likely used some of the many bogus "studies", which do a great injustice to the Thai people. Those who have only spent minimal time there and who have never actually lived for years out in the villages among the people. Such have a grossly distorted view as opposed to those who have, and know that this "sex myth" about Thailand is disingenuous to say the least. In fact the proportion of "brothels" and "prostitutes" per capita is far less than 90% of other countries of the world - far, far less for instance that the U. S. A., and furthermore, their social mores are modest in the extreme in all the outlying villages which make up almost 95% of the Thai population. Modesty is strictly observed in all their daily life, to that extent there is absolutely NO TOUCHING OF THE OPPOSITE SEX IN PUBLIC - EVER AT ANY TIME! All this mis-information comes from the Viet Nam war years when there was a U. S. Army R & R base near Pattaya - but even then the ratio of Thai women to all the influx of women from Laos, Cambodia, Burma, and even Viet Nam - was minimal. Facts are facts and assumptions are just that. Buy the book, read it ...but keep an open mind.
Alien
Cohen gives an indepth study of the social dynamics of rural Thailand, especially the hill regions that border China and Burma. The main focus is on the sex industry, and how impoverished young women from villages often find their way into Bangkok and Chiang Mai, where a common employment is in the brothels that often cater to foreign tourists.

The impact of AIDS is described. Despite efforts by non-profit agencies and the government to promote safe sex, AIDS/HIV is sadly all too common amongst sex workers.

But the book also looks at the social structures and mores of rural areas. It's more than just about the sex trade. The reader can appreciate how the rapid industrialisation of Thailand has triggered many changes in what was previously an overwhelmingly rural nation. Some of you with an appreciation of history can see how the evolution of the European countries into developed regions is being recapitulated here, albeit at a faster pace.

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