What S Love Got to Do with It?: Transnational Desires and Sex Tourism in the Dominican Republic
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BeschreibungAn ethnographic case study of sex tourism in the Dominican Republic, showing how the sex trade is linked to economic and cultural globalization.
InhaltsverzeichnisPreface: Elena and Jurgen Part 1 the town Sosua: A transnational town; |Imagining and experiencing Sosua Part 2 The transnational plan: Looking beyond Dominican borders Performing love Part 3 The sex trade Sex workers' family and work histories, responsibilities as single mothers and working traditions in Sosua's sex trade; Advancement strategies in Sosua's sex trade The plan accomplished: Getting beyond Dominican borders Transnational disappointments: Living in Europe; Conclusion: Changes in sex workers' lives, Sosua and its sex trade
PortraitDenise Brennan is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Georgetown University.
Pressestimmen"A smart, timely, eye-opening account. It makes both men's and women's hopes and strategies visible. It underscores poor women's capacity for agency and internationalised thinking without portraying the international system of commercialised sexuality as one in which men and women are meeting on a level playing field." Cynthia Enloe, author of The Morning After: Sexual Politics at the End of the Cold War A smart, timely, eye-opening account. What's Love Got To Do with It? makes both men's and women's hopes and strategies visible. It underscores poor women's capacity for agency and internationalized thinking without portraying the international system of commercialized sexuality as one in which women and men are meeting on a level playing field."--Cynthia Enloe, author of The Morning After: Sexual Politics at the End of the Cold War "In this finely hued ethnography, Denise Brennan questions how transnationalization gets transacted, imagined, and experienced through an examination of the sex trade in a specific locale, Sosua in Dominican Republic. Interweaving the grand themes of political economy and power inequities with those of desire and fantasy--and from the sides of both (foreign) customer and (local) sex worker--she has crafted a richly textured study of a 'sexscape' and its brokering of dreams as much as of money and sex."--Anne Allison, author of Nightwork: Sexuality, Pleasure, and Corporate Masculinity in a Tokyo Hostess Club
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: DUKE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2004
Seitenanzahl: 296 Seiten