Mainland Chinese Sex Workers in Hong Kong: Multiple Forms of Inequality Both in their Pasts and the Present

Monday, July 14, 2014: 6:30 PM
Room: 501
Oral Presentation
Angie NG , Applied Social Sciences, Durham University, Durham, United Kingdom
Purpose: This research aims to understand the lives and views of sex workers from Mainland China working in Hong Kong.

Design: This research appropriates the theoretical tools of Pierre Bourdieu and uses an ethnographic approach to explore the issue Hong Kong, including expert interviews, interviews with sex workers, participant observation and field documents.

Findings: Results point to gender inequality and various other forms of oppression weaving together to form the past and current experiences of sex workers in Hong Kong from a Mainland Chinese background.