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作者 Lyttleton, Chris
書名 Intimate economies of development : mobility, sexuality and health in Asia / Chris Lyttleton
出版項 Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2014
國際標準書號 9780415817738 (hardback)
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 亞太中心圖書室  HN690.8.A8 L98 2014    在架上    30620020137989
說明 xii, 215 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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unmediated rdamedia
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系列 Routledge studies in development, mobilities and migration ; 2
附註 "Aspirations, desires, opportunism and exploitation are fundamental elements of the ways in which donor-driven development intervenes in the lives of people in poor countries. Alongside structural and material interventions, emotional engagements are central to processes of social change and the making of selves for those caught up in development's slipstream. Intimate Economies of Development: Mobility, Sexuality and Health in Asia elaborates this proposition by showing that culture, sexuality and health are inevitably and inseparably linked within specific trajectories of modernization in the Greater Mekong Sub-region. As mobility and migration increase and opportunities proliferate throughout Asia, different cultural groups increasingly interact as a result of both targeted interventions and all-consuming trends of socio-economic change; but they do so with different capabilities and expectations. This book engages with issues of moral frameworks and sexual rights discourses but uniquely grounds its arguments in interlocking details of people's everyday lives and aspirations in developing Asia. Part and parcel of this widening landscape of mobility and contingent intimacy is the ever-present threats of infectious disease, most prominently HIV/AIDS, and people-trafficking. Thus, impact assessment and targeted interventions aiming to address negative consequences frequently accompany infrastructure development. This path-breaking book, drawn on more than 20 years of ethnographic research in the Mekon region, shows clearly how current models of mitigation are inadequate as subjective experiences and aspirations are profoundly enmeshed in strategies of livelihood improvement. "-- Provided by publisher
"Alongside structural and material interventions, emotional engagements are central to processes of social change and the making of selves for those caught up in development's slipstream. This book elaborates this proposition by showing that culture, sexuality and health are inevitably and inseparably linked within specific trajectories of modernization in the Greater Mekong Sub-region. It documents ways that rapid economic integration plays itself out in diverse communities through the types of interpersonal relationships promoted by market expansion and spreading neo-liberal sensibilities"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages [198]-207) and index
主題 Mekong River Region -- Social conditions
Mekong River Region -- Economic conditions
Sex -- Mekong River Region
Public health -- Mekong River Region
Economic development -- Social aspects -- Mekong River Region
Mekong River Region -- Emigration and immigration -- Social aspects
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Economic Development. bisacsh
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development. bisacsh
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Environmental Economics. bisacsh
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