Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-11-2019

Keywords

Female sex workers, China, Moral economy

Abstract

This article examines what I describe as a “fleeting moral economy,” a system of culturally shared mores formed among migrant women who are engaging in illegal and stigmatized activities in urban areas. I suggest that the rationale or norm for the particular value of reciprocity varies not only by the complexity of a society or a culture, but also varies due to specific networks or communities depending on their particular circumstances, especially level of resource needs. This short communication is the product of my 27 months of ethnographic field work in post-reform southern China.

Publication Title

Madridge Journal of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Volume

3

Issue

1578

First Page

71

Last Page

73

DOI

10.18689/mjbss-1000112

Required Publisher's Statement

Published by Madridge PUblishers

Subjects - Topical (LCSH)

Prostitutes--China; Sex workers--China; Prostitution--Moral and ethical aspects--China; Prostitution--Law and legislation--China; Prostitution--Economic aspects--China

Geographic Coverage

China

Genre/Form

articles

Type

Text

Rights

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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
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Language

English

Format

application/pdf

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