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.
Labels: Dr Heidi Hoefinger, Sex Love and Money in Cambodia