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.
About 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.
Table of Contents1: Holidays, sex and identity: a history of social development; 2: Tourism and prostitution: a symbiotic relationship; 3: Paradigms of sex tourism; 4: Bodies, identity, self-fulfillment and self-denial; 5: Bodies on the margin: gay and lesbian tourism; 6: Trafficking sex; 7: Regulating bodies and desire: the state, sex and travel; 8: Afterword