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The Commerce of Sex in Costa Rica

Megan Rivers-Moore

in Gringo Gulch: Sex, Tourism, and Social Mobility in Costa Rica

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226373386
eISBN:
9780226373553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226373553.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Chapter one sets the scene for the subsequent chapters by locating sex tourism within the specifically Costa Rican context of tourism and neoliberal structural adjustment. The chapter explores the ... More


Working-Class Kings in Paradise: Coming to Terms with Sex Tourism

Erica Lorraine Williams

in Sex Tourism in Bahia: Ambiguous Entanglements

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037931
eISBN:
9780252095191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037931.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter examines the parameters and structure of Salvador's sex tourism industry. Drawing on ethnographic interviews with tour guides and tourism industry workers, it explores the complexities ... More


Introduction

Erica Lorraine Williams

in Sex Tourism in Bahia: Ambiguous Entanglements

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037931
eISBN:
9780252095191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037931.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This book explores the cultural and sexual economies of tourism in the Brazilian state of Bahia, known as the “Black Mecca” of Brazil, in order to make sense of how racism, eroticization, and ... More


Introduction

Megan Rivers-Moore

in Gringo Gulch: Sex, Tourism, and Social Mobility in Costa Rica

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226373386
eISBN:
9780226373553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226373553.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter provides a general introduction to the book, locating the research in relation to the literature on transnational feminist studies of globalization, neoliberalism, and sex tourism. It ... More


Sex Tourism in Bahia: Ambiguous Entanglements

Erica Lorraine Williams

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037931
eISBN:
9780252095191
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037931.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

For nearly a decade, Brazil has surpassed Thailand as the world's premier sex tourism destination. As the first full-length ethnography of sex tourism in Brazil, this pioneering study treats sex ... More


Geographies of Blackness: Tourism and the Erotics of Black Culture in Salvador

Erica Lorraine Williams

in Sex Tourism in Bahia: Ambiguous Entanglements

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037931
eISBN:
9780252095191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037931.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter explores the connections between the cultural and sexual politics of the transnational tourism industry in Salvador. It first provides an overview of sex tourism zones as well as zones ... More


Transnational Romances and Sex Tourism in Chochueca’s Strategy, by Rita Indiana Hernández; “Emoticons,” by Aurora Arias; and “Heading South,” by Dany Laferrière

Elena Valdez

in Transnational Hispaniola: New Directions in Haitian and Dominican Studies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781683400387
eISBN:
9781683400653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400387.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Elena Valdez analyzes transactional, heterosexual romance as an allegory of national and transnational formations in her chapter on contemporary Dominican literature and Haitian literature. Rita ... More


Moral Panics: Sex Tourism, Trafficking, and the Limits of Transnational Mobility

Erica Lorraine Williams

in Sex Tourism in Bahia: Ambiguous Entanglements

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037931
eISBN:
9780252095191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037931.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter examines how state and nongovernmental organizations' campaigns in Brazil construct sex tourism as a problem to be eradicated in part by conflating it with trafficking, along with the ... More


Precious Bodies

Traci C. West

in Solidarity and Defiant Spirituality: Africana Lessons on Religion, Racism, and Ending Gender Violence

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479849031
eISBN:
9781479851737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479849031.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Conversations with NGO activists in this chapter demonstrate how racial dynamics in sex tourism and sex trafficking in Salvador Brazil can assist in defining the harm of gender-based violence and in ... More


Moral Panic: Sex Tourism, Trafficking, and the Limits of Transnational Mobility in Bahia

Erica Lorraine Williams

in Policing Pleasure: Sex Work, Policy, and the State in Global Perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785089
eISBN:
9780814785102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785089.003.0014
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the racialization of trafficking-related discourse in ways that reflect state migration policies in Brazil. In particular, it shows how trafficking discourse is used as a ... More


Work and Leisure

Douglas Morrey

in Michel Houellebecq: Humanity and its Aftermath

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318610
eISBN:
9781846318047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318610.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Through the study of Plateforme (2001) and La Carte et le territoire (2010), this chapter presents Houellebecq as a singularly incisive analyst of the role of work in contemporary western culture. ... More


Working Women and the Neoliberal Gaze

Dixa Ramírez

in Colonial Phantoms: Belonging and Refusal in the Dominican Americas, from the 19th Century to the Present

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781479850457
eISBN:
9781479812721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479850457.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter analyzes cultural representations of what Amalia Cabezas calls a transnational “economy of desire” as an important vehicle of socio-economic mobility for working-class Dominican women. ... More


Se Valorizando (Valuing Oneself): Ambiguity, Exploitation, and Cosmopolitanism

Erica Lorraine Williams

in Sex Tourism in Bahia: Ambiguous Entanglements

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037931
eISBN:
9780252095191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037931.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter examines the ambiguities implicit in the sexual and romantic encounters of the women of Aprosba with foreign men. It first analyzes how some Aprosba members conceptualize their ... More


Conclusion: The Specter of Sex Tourism in a Globalized World

Erica Lorraine Williams

in Sex Tourism in Bahia: Ambiguous Entanglements

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037931
eISBN:
9780252095191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037931.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This book contributes to the anthropology of globalization by probing how people on the ground are negotiating global inequalities in their sexual practices and intimate lives. It has shown that, ... More


Uncultured Yet Seductive: The Trope of the Difficult Arab Boy

Mehammed Amadeus Mack

in Sexagon: Muslims, France, and the Sexualization of National Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780823274604
eISBN:
9780823274659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823274604.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter surveys representations of the Arab male in contemporary French and Francophone literature. It argues that Arab men, especially those who show signs of ethnic affirmation, are often cast ... More


Racial Hierarchies of Desire and the Specter of Sex Tourism

Erica Lorraine Williams

in Sex Tourism in Bahia: Ambiguous Entanglements

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037931
eISBN:
9780252095191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037931.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter explores the complexities of the racial hierarchies of desire in Salvador by articulating what it calls the specter of sex tourism. It examines the Brazilian ideologies of race that ... More


Tourist Tales and Erotic Adventures

Erica Lorraine Williams

in Sex Tourism in Bahia: Ambiguous Entanglements

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037931
eISBN:
9780252095191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037931.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter examines the motivations, experiences, and subjectivities of sex tourists in Salvador by considering the experiences of a young white heterosexual male sex tourist from New York and an ... More


German Tourism in Occupied France, 1940–1944

Bertram M. Gordon

in War Tourism: Second World War France from Defeat and Occupation to the Creation of Heritage

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501715877
eISBN:
9781501715891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501715877.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

For German Occupation personnel France became a place to exercise the tourism imaginary that had developed over the preceding generations in Germany as elsewhere. The Deutsche Wegleiter, a bi-weekly ... More


Exporting Harmful People: Analysing Australia’s Extraterritorial Child Sex Tourism Laws

Melissa Curley

in The State and Cosmopolitan Responsibilities

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198800613
eISBN:
9780191840098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198800613.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

Many states commit to uphold human rights either through domestic legislation and/or through international treaties. In doing so they may adopt forms of cosmopolitan extraterritoriality whereby they ... More


Prevailing Voices in Debates over Child Prostitution

Heather Montgomery

in Policing Pleasure: Sex Work, Policy, and the State in Global Perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785089
eISBN:
9780814785102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785089.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the debates over child prostitution, with particular emphasis on the way in which the image of the “perfect” child prostitute was constructed in Thailand and the West compared ... More


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