Globalization, Prostitution and Sex Trafficking

Globalization, Prostitution and Sex Trafficking

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Globalization has been traditionally interpreted as a phenomenon that takes place at the macro level and is determined by states and markets. This volume takes a different approach to understanding globalization, showing how through the global sex trade, globalization is embodied and enacted by individuals. Elina Penttinen illustrates how the global sex industry feeds on complex global flows. Drawing on extensive fieldwork on the trafficking of Russian and Baltic female sex workers, she demonstrates how the embodiment and reiteration of globalization on the bodies of gendered individuals are tied to the larger processes of globalization. Appaduraia€™s framework of landscapes of globalization is developed into a framework of shadow sexscapes in order to show how the global sex industry feeds on complex global flows and in turn operates as a form of shadow globalization. Globalization, Prostitution and Sex Trafficking will be of interest to students and researchers of international relations, globalization and gender studies.This is the kind of money that would have been impossible for her to make, let alone save, back home in Tarto, Estonia. After working for three weeks, she will go back, finish her degree in clothing design, then hopefully go on to a medical school and maybe some day work abroad for a€œreal.a€ In this short story, there are many levels of globalization taking place. ... trusted a€“ she may steal, cheat and so on; but primarily she has been defined by 1 Introduction: The silent point of globalization.

Title:Globalization, Prostitution and Sex Trafficking
Author:Elina Penttinen
Publisher:Routledge - 2007-08-07


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