Ethnographies of Prostitution in Contemporary China: Gender Relations, HIV AIDS, and Nationalism

Tiantian Zheng

2009

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Based on three years of extensive fieldwork, this ethnographic study of prostitution in the metropolitan city of Dalian, China, explores the lives of rural migrant women working as karaoke bar hostesses, delving into the interplay of gender politics, nationalism, and power relationships that inhere in practices of birth control, disease control, and control of women’s bodies.

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Contents……Page 8
Acknowledgments……Page 10
Introduction……Page 12
1 Gender and Prophylactic Use in Chinese History……Page 40
2 Nationalism and Women in the Discourse of HIV/AIDS in China……Page 66
3 Vilifying and Promoting Condom Use in Postsocialist China……Page 88
4 Perceptions toward Condom Use among Male Clients of Dalian Hostesses……Page 108
5 Perceptions toward Condom Use among Dalian Hostesses……Page 132
6 Sexual Matters and HIV Risks in Male Clients’ Everyday Lives……Page 158
Afterword……Page 176
Notes……Page 194
References……Page 210
A……Page 242
C……Page 243
D……Page 245
F……Page 246
H……Page 247
I……Page 248
M……Page 249
P……Page 250
R……Page 251
S……Page 252
W……Page 254
Z……Page 255

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