Proceedings of the 2017 International Conference on Economics, Finance and Statistics (ICEFS 2017)

It's Complicated: Understanding Gender Equality in Bangkok, Thailand

Authors
Korakit Choomgrant
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Korakit Choomgrant
Available Online January 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icefs-17.2017.29How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Silom, Bangkok, Gender Equality, Adult Entertainment, Interpretations
Abstract
This paper examines the state of "gender equality' in Thailand by taking the Silom precinct as an example. It is a qualitative study that analyzes analyzing information and data gathered from both primary and secondary sources. The discourse analysis method is also accommodated. What is revealed that the printed and online media have greatly influenced visitors' perceptions towards Silom as a precinct of night-life related entertainment and activity which is mostly sexually oriented, rather than as a precinct of Thailand's Wall Street. By having such interpretations, Silom is also known as commercialized gender equality for an income-generating purpose, instead of establishing greater understanding and acceptance of non-heterosexuality. In order to educate visitors about gender equality and reduce the notion of a sex-oriented business precinct, a suitable interpretation is needed and suggested by compromising all of the significant dimensions and presenting it in a provocative way to stimulate visitor's critical thinking through real-world experiences.
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Proceedings
2017 International Conference on Economics, Finance and Statistics (ICEFS 2017)
Part of series
Advances in Economics, Business and Management Research
Publication Date
January 2017
ISBN
978-94-6252-311-1
ISSN
2352-5428
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icefs-17.2017.29How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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