[URBANTH-L]announcement of a book

Tiantian Zheng Tiantian.Zheng at cortland.edu
Thu Jul 30 16:09:45 EDT 2009

Please post this book to the listserve.  Many thanks!

Ethnographies of Prostitution in Contemporary China: Gender Relations,
HIV/AIDS, and Nationalism 

Tiantian Zheng 
Palgrave Macmillan 
Based on three years of extensive fieldwork, this ethnographic study of
prostitution in the metropolitan city of Dalian, China, explores the
lives of rural migrant women working as karaoke bar hostesses, delving
into the interplay of gender politics, nationalism, and power
relationships that inhere in practices of birth control, disease
control, and control of women's bodies.

Table of Contents: Introduction, Gender and Prophylactic Use in Chinese
History, Media Construction of HIV/AIDS in China, Vilifying and
Promoting Condom Use in Post-Mao China, Perceptions Towards Condom Use
among Male Clients of Dalian Hostesses, Perceptions Towards Condom Use
among Dalian Hostesses, Sexual Matters and HIV Risks in Male Clients'
Everyday Lives, Afterword.

TIANTIAN ZHENG is Associate Professor of Sociology/Anthropology at State
University of New York, USA, and author of _Red Lights: The Lives of Sex
Workers in Postsocialist China_, and the leading author of _HIV/AIDS
Through an Anthropological Lens_.

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