UNIGE document Scientific Article
previous document  unige:55363  next document
add to browser collection
Title

Sex and Emotion-Based Relations as a Resource in Migration: Northern Chinese Women in Paris

Authors
Published in Revue française de sociologie. 2011, vol. 52, p. 3-28
Abstract Faced with scarce employment opportunities in Paris, a number of the women who migrate from northern China to earn money and counter the effects of a status fall in their native country start looking for alternative solutions. Some turn to prostitution, while others try to find a Chinese intimate partner or a French husband. The article discusses the strategies open to these women for accomplishing the goals they set for themselves in migrating. It examines a heterogeneous set of sexual-economic exchanges that reveal the porosity of the boundary between prostitution and other intimate relationships and suggest that marriage and prostitution may be seen as the endpoints of a continuum, two different ways of making a sexual-economic “arrangement.” In the precarious socio-economic situation these women migrants find themselves in once in Paris, sex and emotion-based relations become a genuine resource.
Full text
Article (Published version) (179 Kb) - document accessible for UNIGE members only Limited access to UNIGE
Structures
Citation
(ISO format)
LIEBER GABBIANI, Marylene, LEVY, Florence. Sex and Emotion-Based Relations as a Resource in Migration: Northern Chinese Women in Paris. In: Revue française de sociologie, 2011, vol. 52, p. 3-28. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:55363

352 hits

1 download

Update

Deposited on : 2015-04-12

Export document
Format :
Citation style :