Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Japan's First Encounter with Globalization: Sex Labourers

The following article draws on and is adapted material from chapter one of Bill Mihalopoulos's book, "Sex in Japan's Globalization, 1870-1930:  Prostitutes, Emigration and Nation Building" (Perspectives in Economics and Social History).
The book deals with poor rural women who migrated overseas to work as sex labourers. The core of the book is a historical study of the gendered and class impact of Japan’s first encounter with globalization that began in the 1860s.
Read the entire chapter here.

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