Pirates, Prostitutes & Pullers: Explorations In The Ethno- And Social History Of Southeast Asia


by Warren, James Francis

Pirates, Prostitutes & Pullers: Explorations In The Ethno- And Social History Of Southeast Asia

Price:  US$35.26   (SGD45.79*)
Format:  Paper Back, 418 pages
Published:  2009, Philippines, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789711011932
SB#:  046778 (106)

About This Book

These 16 essays distill the researches of the senior social historian James Warren. They explore the lives of some of Southeast Asia's underclass during the 19th and early 20th centuries, a period of profound change and development in Southeast Asian countries. Part One explores the economy and regime of the generally little-known Sulu Sultanate and the slavery by which various sea-people of the area were, until the late 19th-century, enslaved in the supply-chain of sea produce for export to China. Part Two looks at aspects of the grim life of Singapore's Chinese rickshaw pullers. Part Three explores aspects of the life and circumstances of Singapore's prostitutes from South China and South Japan and also the official policies regarding brothels and venereal disease. The final essay looks at the transnational impact of crime, piracy and human trafficking in 21st century Southeast Asia. With black-and-white photographs, notes, bibliography, glossary and index.


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