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Prostitution in Thailand: Myth and Reality

 
Lipi Ghosh (Author)
Synopsis Prostitution in Thailand: Myth and Reality is a comprehensive research work about prostitution in Thailand. The study looks into the historical evolution of female prostitution in Thailand, discusses the social, economic, political, institutional, and ideological factors which underpin the growth of Thai sex-industry in contemporary times, submits an organised presentation of Thai commercial sex sector, takes to the social dynamics of HIV infection among sex workers, discusses the statutes and laws of Thailand regarding the question of prostitution and finally talks about government level policies and plans of action for the prevention and eradication of the commercial sex workers in the country. The study as a high quality in-depth research will not only help serious scholars, policy makers and planners to know situation about prostitution in Thailand but with many unrevealed facts and figures it will also be a very arty and attractive reading for general readers.
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About the author

Lipi Ghosh

Dr. Lipi Ghosh is a historian with specialization in Southeast Asian studies. She has obtained her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in History from the University of Calcutta. Currently she is a Reader (Associate Professor) in the Dept. of South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of Calcutta. Formerly she was Visiting Scholar at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, Maison des Sciences de 1' Hommes, Paris, School of Oriental and African Studies, London and Ford Asia Fellow and Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Thai Studies, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok. She has wide range of publications in national and international academic journals. Her other published work is Burma: Myth of French Intrigue (Calcutta, 1994).

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Bibliographic information

Title Prostitution in Thailand: Myth and Reality
Author Lipi Ghosh
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 8121510279
length xx+327p., Appendices; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.