Anomie, Racial Wage, and Critical Aesthetics: Understanding the Negative Externalities of Japanese and Thai Social Practices

Journal of Asia Pacific Studies, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 69-75, 2009

7 Pages Posted: 21 Nov 2009

Date Written: November 20, 2009

Abstract

This short paper concentrates on three powerful ideas introduced by three important theorists, namely, Merton’s interpretation of anomie in America, Fromm’s critical aesthetics regarding man’s consciousness in relation to nature, and finally Du Bois’ concept of the “racial wage” (Lemert, 2004, pp. 218-240). Those theories are then applied to the Japanese phenomenon of the “compensated date” and the Thai “sex industry”.

Keywords: anomie, racial wage, compensated date, sex trade

Suggested Citation

von Feigenblatt, Otto Federico, Anomie, Racial Wage, and Critical Aesthetics: Understanding the Negative Externalities of Japanese and Thai Social Practices (November 20, 2009). Journal of Asia Pacific Studies, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 69-75, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1510469

Otto Federico Von Feigenblatt (Contact Author)

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