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Intimate Economies: bodies, emotions, and sexualities on the global market

Hofmann, Susanne, ed. (2016) Intimate Economies: bodies, emotions, and sexualities on the global market. Palgrave Studies in Globalization and Embodiment. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9781137560353

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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.

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Additional Information: © 2016 The Editors and the authors
Divisions: IGA: Latin America and Caribbean Centre
Subjects: F History United States, Canada, Latin America > F1201 Latin America (General)
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2019 16:27
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 13:30

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