Title

Review: Dealing in Desire: Asian Ascendancy, Western Decline, and the Hidden Currencies of Global Sex Work

Document Type

Book Review

Abstract

Few books weave so many important sociological questions into one compelling and readable narrative. Dealing in Desire: Asian Ascendancy, Western Decline and the Hidden Currencies of Global Sex Work is one of those that successfully pulls together insights on the political economy of globalization, sex, gender, race, and the body into a fascinating ethnography on the sex industry in Vietnam. The book is a groundbreaking look at the culture of East Asian ascendancy, the decline of Western masculine hegemony, and the role of the intimate economy in global development