Monday, April 29, 2013

Finger on the pulse

I'm always interested in new books about Cambodia, though this one needs to be handled with a touch more sensitivity than usual. The subject is aptly described in its title, which is Sex, Love and Money in Cambodia: Professional Girlfriends and Transactional Relationships, written by Dr Heidi Hoefinger and published by Routledge. The book is based on nearly a decade of research on the hostess bar scene in Cambodia and the main focus is on the young women employed in the bars and the relationships they form with western men. I haven't read it so I can't comment on it, especially at the prices Routledge usually pin on their publications. I could have a great night out on the town for that sort of cash. Whoops, that's let the cat out of the bag.

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Blogger Philip Coggan said...

Sounds interesting indeed - I just hope it isn't written in the usual mind-numbing jargon of sociology. Surely the British Council library will get a copy?

May 1, 2013 at 10:28 AM  
Blogger Philip Coggan said...

When you look it up on Google you get this lovely line:

Buy Sex, Love And Money In Cambodia: Professional Girlfriends ...

May 1, 2013 at 10:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent book
I highly recommend it

July 27, 2013 at 9:25 AM  

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