Social enterprise: The rescue and rehabilitation of prostitutes - embryonic or false emancipation

Lamdin Hunter, Rachel and Humphries, Maria (2011) Social enterprise: The rescue and rehabilitation of prostitutes - embryonic or false emancipation. Third Sector Review, 17 (2). pp. 87-106. ISSN 1323-9163

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Increasingly, social enterprise is being considered the ideal option for social service delivery and for social reform. Concerns about the wellbeing of women and children are among the popular topics addressed through this approach to social intervention. We are interested in the support given by a local New Zealand social enterprise to a non-government organisation devoted to the transformation of prostitutes in Thailand, and their expressed aspirations to help these women into more respectable income-generating activities. We examine the discourse of rescue, transform and rehabilitation to expose the implied assumption that sustainable income-generating opportunities are available beyond the intervention of the social enterprise.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords that describe the item:Social enterprise, non-government organiation, prostitutes, Thailand, income, discourse, rehabilitation, transform.
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
D History General and Old World > DU Oceania (South Seas)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions:Schools > Centre for Health & Social Practice
ID Code:2459
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