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Post-fordist desires: The commodity aesthetics of bangkok sex shows

dc.contributor.author Wilson, A
dc.date.accessioned 2013-04-23T18:53:51Z
dc.date.issued 2010-04-01
dc.identifier.issn 0966-3622
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10161/6761
dc.description.abstract This essay investigates the political economy of sexuality through an interpretation of sex shows for foreigners in Bangkok, Thailand. Reading these performances as both symptoms of, and analytical commentaries on, Western consumer desire, the essay suggests the 'pussy shows' parody the mass production that was a hallmark of Western masculine identity under Fordism. This reading makes a case for the erotic generativity of capitalism, illuminating how Western, post-Fordist political economy of the post-1970s generated demand for these erotic services in Asia and how Western, heterosexual masculine desire is integrated into global capitalist circuits. © 2010 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
dc.publisher Springer Science and Business Media LLC
dc.relation.ispartof Feminist Legal Studies
dc.relation.isversionof 10.1007/s10691-010-9145-2
dc.title Post-fordist desires: The commodity aesthetics of bangkok sex shows
dc.type Journal article
duke.contributor.id Wilson, A|0406625
pubs.begin-page 53
pubs.end-page 67
pubs.issue 1
pubs.organisational-group Cultural Anthropology
pubs.organisational-group Duke
pubs.organisational-group Duke Science & Society
pubs.organisational-group Initiatives
pubs.organisational-group Institutes and Provost's Academic Units
pubs.organisational-group Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
pubs.publication-status Published
pubs.volume 18


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