Sex Tourism: Marginal People and Liminalities

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Sex Tourism examines the issues which emerge from sex worker-client interactions and from tourists visiting 'sex destinations'. It is a comprehensive summary of past research by academics and original primary and secondary research by the authors and has examples from Asia, Australasia and the USA.

The authors have generated new models to show different dimensions of sex tourism, which normalise at least some components of the sex industry, and represent a new way of looking at ...

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Overview

Sex Tourism examines the issues which emerge from sex worker-client interactions and from tourists visiting 'sex destinations'. It is a comprehensive summary of past research by academics and original primary and secondary research by the authors and has examples from Asia, Australasia and the USA.

The authors have generated new models to show different dimensions of sex tourism, which normalise at least some components of the sex industry, and represent a new way of looking at sex tourism by challenging the preconceived perceptions that some people have of sex tourism or confirm the impression of others. Sex Tourism looks at issues of importance to those working in tourism, women's studies, gender studies and social change.

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Editorial Reviews

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'A valuable contribution to the literature because it brings together a disparate body of research into one volume under a single theoretical context It is a positive step toward the development of a more critical perspective on the construction of sex tourism.' - Vincent J. Del Casino Jr, California State University for Cultural Geographies

'Sex Tourism is to be hugely welcomed as an addition to the tourism sociology literature ... an excellent study, which is scholarly, yet accessible, and will undoubtedly become essential reading for researchers.' - International Journal of Tourism Research

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415195102
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/6/2001
  • Series: Tourism Sociology Gender Studies Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Chris Ryan is Professor of Tourism at the Waikato Management School, University of Waikato, New Zealand and Professor Colin Michael Hall is Professor and Head of the Centre for Tourism, University of Otago, New Zealand.

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Table of Contents

List of figures
Preface
Acknowledgements
1 Holidays, sex and identity: a history of social development 1
2 Tourism and prostitution: a symbiotic relationship 22
3 Paradigms of sex tourism 47
4 Bodies, identity, self-fulfilment and self-denial 69
5 Bodies on the margin: gay and lesbian tourism 101
6 Sexual slavery: trafficking sex 117
7 The role of the state: regulating sex and travel 135
8 Afterword 151
Bibliography 153
Index 169
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