Asian Women and Intimate Work by Ochiai Emiko

By Ochiai Emiko

Winner of the 2014 selection remarkable educational identify Award This e-book includes contributions from a exotic team of overseas researchers who study the old improvement of "new ladies" and "good spouse, clever mother," women's roles in socialist and transitional modernity and the transnational migration of either household and intercourse employees in addition to other halves.

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However, they use a wide range of methods, including sabotage, false compliance, dissimulation, pilfering, gossip, feigned ignorance, desertion, claims of “family”, collaboration, black magic, and use of names they created themselves in order to evade their employers, government agencies, local societies, families, and relatives, and regain their own self-respect. Chapter 10, “Moving from Modernisation to Globalisation: Migrant Sex Workers in Japan,” is based on in-depth interviews with Thai sex workers in Japan, and focuses on what has happened to people in the sex industry since the change in regulation in 2005 following the previous work (Aoyama 2007), which depicted how they became sex workers, how they will continue, and what happens after they quit.

Is an illustration from the book Van de Wtnemen� theyt des Vrouwenlicken Gelachts (On the Excellence of the Female Sex) written in 1639 by the physician and politician Johan van Beverwijck; it is reproduced in the works of both Schama and Franits. The illustration uses as a motif a sculpture of Venus standing on the back of a tortoise, carved by the ancient Greek sculptor Phidias in the fifth century bc, while, in the background, it shows a man toiling outdoors and a woman spinning indoors. This image is said to liken the woman who chooses the home as her vocation in life to a tortoise, which carries a shell around its back (Franits 1993: 68).

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