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Casting Stones: Prostitution And Liberation In Asia And The United States [Paperback]

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Pages   392
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.32" Width: 5.75" Height: 0.99"
Weight:   1.29 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 23, 1996
Publisher   Augsburg Fortress Publishers
ISBN  0800629795  
EAN  9780800629793  

Availability  113 units.
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Item Description...
A cross-cultural study of the global sex industry which brings fresh analysis and new approaches to this system of exploitation, along with a theological critique of doctrines of sin and karma.

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More About Rita Nakashima Brock & Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Rita Nakashima Brock is research professor and codirector of the Soul Repair Center at Brite Divinity School, Ft. Worth, Texas. She is the author, with Rebecca Ann Parker, of "Proverbs of Ashes" and "Saving Paradise." She lives in Oakland, California.
Gabriella Lettini is Dean of the faculty and Aurelia Henry Reinhardt Professor of Theological Ethics and Studies in Public Ministry at Starr King School for the Ministry-Graduate Theological Union. She lives in Berkeley, California.

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the price of being a thing  Apr 9, 2001
Politics, sex, global economics, religion: sounds like a pot-boiling fiction best seller. But, while there are many harrowing scenes and both despicable and heroic characters, there's precious little "romance" in this study of prostitution and the international sex trade in Asia (Korea, Japan, Philippines, Thailand and Taiwan) and the United States. As the authors quote one prostitute, "It kind of kills you, but it's over fast." And yet, one Thai military officer, suspected of being more than a customer, took offence at the authors' use of the term "sex industry"!

The authors, both Christian feminists, interviewed hundreds of prostitutes and those who would provide them refuge on both sides of the Pacific, and their analysis owes much to Liberation Theology, particularly Korean minjung theology.

"Evil," they write, "should be reconceived as whatever increases human helplessness, reinforces or inflicts pain without a healing purpose, and/or creates separation from relationships of love and nurture. Those three things - helplessness, pain, and separation - define evil as it is experienced by those exploited by the sex industry." It is no surprise, the authors point out, that this particular form of evil trade has taken root in and between the United States and (with the exception of Singapore) the most developed and developing countries of Eastern Asia. "The temptations of market economic theory are to reduce every aspect of human life to its value in the marketplace. .... The way in which certain economic systems contribute to human sin is to institutionalize the lack of care in a society and to make the consequences of this lack of care invisible."

This is an extraordinarily written, researched and thoroughly thought out work. The authors do their humanly best to understand and have compassion for all the players in this industry. As an introduction to how the world presently works, there may be no better book.

Read it.

A Different View of Prositution  Jul 21, 2000
"Casting Stones" is a very well written book about prositution and the reasons behind prositutions. In reading this book you will find that the authors took this subject and the writing of the book very seriously, researching, visiting, and speaking to prosituties and those in the prositution industry.

Perhaps, most interesting is the information that the authors provided on Asian prositution. The authors, traveled to Asia to research the economic, cultural, and religious reasons behind prositution. An example of some of the topics that are discussed: sex tourism in Asian countries, how young girls are perfered due to the AIDS epidemic, and the mindframe of prositutes which prevents them from leaving prosituition.

It should also be noted that the authors wrote this book from a Christian theologoian perspective, with a sensitivity to other religions and ways of life. This is a very interesting book with a different view of prosituition, and a worthy read.


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