By Kimberly Kay Hoang
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Extra resources for Dealing in Desire: Asian Ascendancy, Western Decline, and the Hidden Currencies of Global Sex Work
However, I truly found my place in the world through my experiences in the field. As an ethnographer, I entered into a space where I could experiment with different aspects of myself. Each bar required a different kind of embodied engagement, and it was in those spaces where I learned the tremendous power of humility and empathy that enabled me to dig deep within myself and others to pull out the stories that make up the empirical puzzle of this book. It was only by experiencing firsthand the subjective power of male desire—including feelings of utter invisibility and undesirability—that I could begin to understand why nearly all the women I worked with were willing to undergo surgical procedures to permanently alter their bodies.
Despite the relative prestige of Western transnational businessmen elsewhere in the world, they no longer represent the most elite segment of the market for commercial sex in Vietnam. 58 Despite state efforts to implement harsh punishments for sex work, the illicit trade thrived in the underground world of nightclubs, bars, cafes, and massage parlors because sex work was integral to economic practices in Vietnam. As the police took to the streets, sex workers moved to indoor venues, where they could disguise their work and operate outside the purview of local enforcers and often with the protection of higher-level state officials.
In the second, Vietnam’s economic liberalization under the 1986 Doi Moi (economic renovation) program attracted Viet Kieu to Vietnam in droves. 3 Under the Doi Moi program, Vietnam effectively transitioned to a market economy as the Communist Party maintained its political monopoly, opening the country to foreign trade, investment, and large-scale tourism and marking the beginning of Vietnam’s prolonged and continuing period of growth and development. Doi Moi set the stage for the third political and economic shift that transformed the HCMC’s stratified sex industry: Vietnam’s accession as the 150th member of the World Trade Organization, on January 11, 2007, which led to the subsequent boom in foreign direct investments (FDI).
Dealing in Desire: Asian Ascendancy, Western Decline, and the Hidden Currencies of Global Sex Work by Kimberly Kay Hoang