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Sex Slaves: The Trafficking of women in Asia

Louise Brown

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Prose: non-fiction, Gender studies, gender groups

*A shocking expose of prostitution and the trafficking of women in Asia that goes way beyond the sex tourism we hear about

*A sustained assault on the Asian values of the Tiger Economies

The Asian sex trade is often assumed to cater predominantly to foreigners.

SEX SLAVES turns that belief on its head to show that while western sex tourists have played a vital part in the growth of the industry, the primary customers of Asia's indentured sex workers and of its child prostitutes are overwhelmingly Asian men.

Here are the voices of some of the world's most silent and abused women - women who have been forced into prostitution by the men they trust. This is their story: about the journey from home to captivity; the horrors of 'seasoning' for prostitution; and the hidden life within the brothel.

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Praise for Sex Slaves: The Trafficking of women in Asia

  • A trawl through the secret world of the eastern sex trade; from the squalor and slums of Burma to the secret lodging houses and expensive hotel rooms of Japan - EVENING HERALD

  • This harrowing study of Asia's sex industry explodes popular cultural stereotypes about the continent's strict family values along with the well-maintained lie that the regional sex trade exists solely for the benefit of Western tourists. It exposes the - REBECCA JOHNSON

  • SEX SLAVES highlights, necessarily, the dark side, the hypocrisy and the exploitation- often of children and teenagers- of the trade. - ASIAN VOICE

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Louise Brown

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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