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Publication date: 21 December 2006

Jumpei Ichinosawa

Economic anthropology of bazaar-type markets for material goods has developed a model of markets under uncertain conditions through microscopic analyses of seller–buyer…

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Economic anthropology of bazaar-type markets for material goods has developed a model of markets under uncertain conditions through microscopic analyses of seller–buyer relationships. The model implies that serious lack of information makes the individuals highly risk-averse and leads to long-term, balanced clientelization. Presented in this chapter is another model of uncertain market conditions. In a bazaar-type market of interpersonal service the individuals are likely to be both chance-seekers as well as risk-averters. Such an attitude derives from a combination of unique service characteristics and uncertain market conditions. Transactions of commodified sexual services (termed here “interpersonally embedded services”) among chance-seekers in bangkok go-go bars often result in disequilibration, rather than equilibration, of the seller–buyer relationship.

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Choice in Economic Contexts
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ISBN: 978-0-76231-375-4

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Publication date: 1 January 2006

Jumpei Ichinosawa

To provide a theoretical perspective on and an empirical understanding of the decline in Phuket's tourism, the secondary impact of the 2004 tsunami.

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Purpose

To provide a theoretical perspective on and an empirical understanding of the decline in Phuket's tourism, the secondary impact of the 2004 tsunami.

Design/methodology/approach

Based on qualitative field research intermittently conducted between February and July 2005, this paper describes the process and mechanism of this secondary impact (the reputational disaster) in Phuket. The main data sources are semi‐structured interviews with Thai and Japanese workers at hotels, restaurants and tour operating companies.

Findings

In the disaster‐stricken beach resorts of Thailand the effects of the tsunami can be seen as a long‐term socioeconomic phenomenon. The decrease in the number of tourists has brought about serious stagnation in the regional economy. The post‐tsunami tourism decline is a complex process involving risk‐induced stigmatization of the region and historically embedded vulnerabilities in the local society.

Research limitations/implications

This paper does not provide quantitative data and analysis. The research should be treated as pilot‐research for further study.

Originality/value

This paper focuses on the secondary socioeconomic effects of the tsunami in this tourism‐oriented area. This topic has as yet only been briefly examined. In addition, the concept of “reputational disaster” is introduced so as to expand the perspective of the risk‐induced stigmatization model based on a social amplification of risk framework.

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Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal, vol. 15 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0965-3562

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Publication date: 1 September 2016

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The Economics of Ecology, Exchange, and Adaptation: Anthropological Explorations
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ISBN: 978-1-78635-227-9

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Publication date: 22 September 2015

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Climate Change, Culture, and Economics: Anthropological Investigations
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ISBN: 978-1-78560-361-7

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Publication date: 21 December 2006

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Choice in Economic Contexts
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ISBN: 978-0-76231-375-4

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Publication date: 10 August 2017

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Anthropological Considerations of Production, Exchange, Vending and Tourism
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ISBN: 978-1-78743-194-2

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Publication date: 22 September 2015

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Climate Change, Culture, and Economics: Anthropological Investigations
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ISBN: 978-1-78560-361-7

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Publication date: 14 December 2018

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Individual and Social Adaptations to Human Vulnerability
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ISBN: 978-1-78769-175-9

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Publication date: 30 March 2022

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Current Problems of the World Economy and International Trade
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ISBN: 978-1-80262-090-0

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Publication date: 13 December 2021

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Infrastructure, Morality, Food and Clothing, and New Developments in Latin America
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ISBN: 978-1-80117-434-3

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