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Drawing on seven months of field research between and , I pro-vide a systematic classed analysis of both sides of client—worker relationships in three racially and economically diverse sectors of Ho Chi Minh City's HCMC's global sex industry: I illustrate how sex workers and clients draw on different economic, cultural, and bodily resources to enter into different sectors of HCMC's stratified sex industry.
Moreover, I argue that sex work is an intimate relationship best illustrated by the complex intermingling of money and intimacy. Interactions in the low-end sector involved a direct sex for money exchange, while sex workers and clients in the mid-tier and high-end sectors engaged in relational and intimate exchanges with each other. For instance, Chinese hostesses in Dalian believed that "true denigration of women lies in men's free use of the female body under the pretense of romantic love, and adhering to state-propagated morality causes women to be sexually usurped by men without proper compensation" Zheng ; for similar arguments in Russia, see Swader et al.
On the other side, passive or structural accounts point to the power of economic exploitation or commodification in disempowering CD recipients Ho ; Brennan ; Hoang Hoang , Critics of such structural accounts of CD contest these exploitation or commodification arguments because they allegedly neglect agency or assume a false boundary between economic and social life see Masvawure Yet, it is widely accepted that economic survival alone does not explain the prevalence of CD.