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Pirates Prostitutes & Pullers: Explorations in the Ethno-and Social History of Southeast Asia


Pirates, Prostitutes, and Pullers reveals the lively history of Southeast Asia's underclass - the peasants, urban coolies, prostitutes, maritime raiders, and sea nomads who played a formative role in the region's remarkable transformation.  The 16 essays in this collection focus on critically important themes such as the meaning and constitution of 'culture'; the global political economy; human trafficking; urbanization and colonial policy and practice.  Professor Warren utilizes documentary sources, oral traditions, photographs and paintings to provide not only an erudite example of this exploratory power of historical ethnography but also new conceptual frameworks for our understanding of Southeast Asian History.