Le travail de care des hôtesses de bar au Japon

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The article argues that the labor of entertainers in hostess bars is not just unskilled sexual labor but instead involves the cultivation of the skilled care work of bolstering the masculinity of customers. The article is based on three months of participant observation in a hostess club in Tokyo and 56 in-depth interviews with hostesses.

Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)15-31
Number of pages17
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health(social science)
  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology


  • Care work
  • Japan
  • Labor
  • Migration
  • Sex work


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