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Author Koch, Gabriele, 1984- author

Title Healing labor : Japanese sex work in the gendered economy / Gabriele Koch
Published Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2020
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Contents Sex in gray spaces -- First-timers welcome! -- Stigma and the moral economy -- Healing customers -- Victims all -- Risk and rights
Notes Examines how adult Japanese women working in Tokyo's sex industry experience and understand contradictions surrounding the social and economic value of their work. In highlighting these disjunctions, Koch challenges the conceptual and gendered separation of sex from economic activity in order to illustrate both the mutual constitution of economic and erotic life as well as men's reliance on women's economic labor more broadly
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Prostitutes -- Japan -- Tokyo
Prostitution -- Japan -- Tokyo
Sex workers -- Japan -- Tokyo
Sex-oriented businesses -- Japan -- Tokyo
Women -- Employment -- Japan -- Tokyo
Sex workers.
Sex-oriented businesses.
Women -- Employment.
Japan -- Tokyo.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1503611353