Intimate Economies: Bodies, Emotions, and Sexualities on the Global Market - Palgrave Studies in Globalization and Embodiment (Hardback)Susanne Hofmann (editor)
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This book illustrates how intimate workers in different socio-cultural contexts negotiate the commercial uses of their sexuality, identity, affect, and bodies, thereby often defying inequality, impoverishment, and resource depletion in their regions. The studies shed light on the multi-faceted experiences of subjects involved in intimate economies, oscillating between personal empowerment and agency, as well as the required subjection to the demands of the current market regime, entailing participation in precarious employment, often involving bodily risk, economic exploitation and stigmatization. The contributions demonstrate the interrelatedness of market intimacy, family economies, and transnational care arrangements, and thereby challenge Western notions of the subject and the free market.
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Number of pages: 276
Weight: 503 g
Dimensions: 210 x 148 x 23 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2016
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