E–pub/Pdf [Dealing in Desire] Ø Kimberly Kay Hoang
Ocus on how these competing masculinities shaped by race nation class are constructed This is one of the most thoughtful pieces of social science research I ve ever read Deconstructs inaccurate perceptions of sex work in HCMC and offers a new specific framework in its stead by looking at how performances of gender and sexuality are presented in four client populations Vietnamese businessmen Viet Kieu
members of the Vietnamese diaspora returning to the country Western businessmen and Western budget travelers This summary does the work of the Vietnamese diaspora returning to the country Western businessmen and Western budget travelers This summary does the work ustice Anyone interested in gender dynamics in EastSoutheast countries should definitely read this book. L investors For Viet Kieus and Westerners who bring remittances into the local economy personal relationships with local sex workers reinforce their ideas of Asia’s rise and Western decline while simultaneously bolstering their diminished masculinity Dealing in Desire illuminates Ho Chi Minh City’s sex industry as not Desire illuminates Ho Chi Minh City’s sex industry as not a microcosm of the global economy but a critical space where dreams and deals are traded.
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sad Her work on the embodied femininities Of The 4 Groups Of the 4 groups of are so rich and inHer work on the embodied femininities of the 4 groups of women are so rich and in She says she s filling a gap this literature by also focusing on the male clients but in some ways I feel like she flattened the men And she definitely has some data she could have used to enrich her analysis of the men In the appendix she reveals that she worked as a consultant for some of the extremely powerful Vietnamese businessmen spending time in their company offices going out to dinners with them and even going to a golf resort I m looking forward to her new book project which seems like it will Pth and often personal look at both the sex workers and their clients to show how Vietnamese high finance and benevolent giving are connected to the intimate spheres of the informal economy For the domestic super elite who use the levers of political power to channel foreign capital into real estate and manufacturing projects conspicuous consumption is a means of projecting an image of Asian ascendancy to potentia.