Susanne Åsman is postdoctoral researcher and lecturer in the School of Global Studies at Gothenburg University and guest researcher in the Department of Anthropology at Cornell University and affiliated with the Department of International Relations at Tribhuwan University.
Chapter 1: Remembrance (and Forgetting) of Changes in Women’s Migration for Sex Work
Chapter 2: The House
Chapter 3: The Red Light District: Brothel and Home
Chapter 4: Return
“Through rich ethnography Asman brings us into the world of gendered migration in South Asia with all of its nuances and complexities. A book that challenges received notions of ‘home’ and ‘away’, embodiment, victimhood, and agency, Asman pulls no punches in this critical read that is a much needed intervention in our oversimplified conversations about trafficking, labor, and migration.”