Sex and Tourism: Journeys of Romance, Love, and Lust [NOOK Book]

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Explore the complex relationship between tourism and intimacy in this new book with a worldwide perspective!

With a unique combination of academic and personal accounts, Sex and Tourism: Journeys of Romance, Love, and Lust takes you behind the scenes with motel owners, adventure travel guides, backpackers, and others working on all sides of the international tourism industry. The editors have created a model that views the situation from ...
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Sex and Tourism: Journeys of Romance, Love, and Lust

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Overview

Explore the complex relationship between tourism and intimacy in this new book with a worldwide perspective!

With a unique combination of academic and personal accounts, Sex and Tourism: Journeys of Romance, Love, and Lust takes you behind the scenes with motel owners, adventure travel guides, backpackers, and others working on all sides of the international tourism industry. The editors have created a model that views the situation from three different perspectives: tourist, tourism provider, and nature of the encounter. Unlike other related volumes, this book is not just about the sex trade, but also about the role of tourism in love, marriage, and relationships.

The global focus of Sex and Tourism will introduce you to:
  • off-season romance on the island of Crete
  • sex tourism in Cambodia
  • a South Korean museum dedicated to women forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese military
  • the sexual aspects of adventure travel in Canada
  • cross-cultural marriage in Thailand
  • gentleman's clubs in New Orleans
  • Australian river guides and their potential liaisons with clients
People who travel to escape their day-to-day lives often become involved in situations they would never find themselves in at home. Good or bad, many of these situations are examined in Sex and Tourism. You'll learn about the illegal trafficking of girls in Nepal, worldwide programs for combating child sex rings, and the lethal combination of AIDS and tourism, but you'll also find accounts of love and romance far from home. You will see how the tourism industry can act as a facilitator of human intimacy and what happens when different cultural realities collide.

Anyone involved in recreation, leisure, anthropology, social science, or tourism will be interested in this book. Sex and Tourism is an enlightening guide to the complex world found at the crossroads of sightseeing and sex.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136391118
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/12/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 242
  • File size: 738 KB

Table of Contents

About the Editors
Contributors
Preface
Sect. I The Setting
Ch. 1 Conceptual Framework of the Nexus Between Tourism, Romance, and Sex 3
Ch. 2 On Holiday in the Liminoid Playground: Place, Time, and Self in Tourism 19
Sect. II Romance on the Road
Ch. 3 Island Girl 35
Ch. 4 Romance, Retsina, and Reality in Crete 43
Ch. 5 Transnational Marriage in Thailand: The Dynamics of Extreme Heterogamy 57
Sect. III The Tourism Industry as Facilitator
Ch. 6 Sex Tourism: An Accommodation Provider's Perspective 85
Ch. 7 The Adventure in Adventure Travel 95
Ch. 8 Condoms in the First Aid Kit: River Guides, Clients, and Sex 109
Ch. 9 Attraction of the Naughty-Gentlemen's Clubs As a Tourism Resource: The French Quarter Example 119
Sect. IV The Dark Side
Ch. 10 Former Comfort Women As Touristic Objects in South Korea 139
Ch. 11 The Dark Side of Tourism and Sexuality: Trafficking of Nepali Girls for Indian Brothels 155
Ch. 12 AIDS and Tourism: A Deadly Combination 167
Ch. 13 Sex Tourism: The Case of Cambodia 181
Ch. 14 Ending Child Sex Tourism: A Vision for the Future 197
Index 209
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