Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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978-0-8476-9516-4 • Hardback • November 1999 • $177.00 • (£137.00)
978-0-8476-9517-1 • Paperback • October 1999 • $63.00 • (£48.00)
978-1-4422-1000-4 • eBook • October 1999 • $59.50 • (£46.00)
Kamala Kempadoo is a sociologist and assistant professor of women's studies at the University of Colorado-Boulder. She directed a regional Caribbean research project on tourism and the sex trade, and is editor of Global Sex Workers: Rights, Resistance and Redefinition.
Part 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Continuities and Change: Five Centuries of Prositution in the Caribbean
Part 3 Tourism, Globalization and "The Exotic"
Chapter 4 Fantasy Islands: Exploring the Demand for Sex Tourism
Chapter 5 Globalization, Tourism and the International Sex Trade
Chapter 6 Back to the Future? Women, Race, and Tourism in Cuba
Part 7 The Hustle and Struggle Sector
Chapter 8 Women's Work is Never Done: Sex Tourism in Sosúa, the Dominican Republic
Chapter 9 "Come to Jamaica and Feel All Right": Tourism and the Sex Trade
Chapter 10 Bleak Pasts, Bleak Futures: Life Paths of Thirteen Young Prostitutes in Cartagena, Colombia
Chapter 11 Tourism-Oriented Prostitution in Barbados: The Case of the Beach Boy and the White Female Tourist
Chapter 12 Tourism and the Sex Trade in St. Maarten and Curaçao, the Netherlands Antilles
Chapter 13 The Muchachas of Orange Walk Town, Belize
Chapter 14 Sex and Gold: Exploring the Link Between Small-Scale Gold Mining and the Commercial Sex in the Rainforest of Suriname
Part 15 Strategies for the Twenty-First Century
Chapter 16 "Givin' Lil Bit Fuh Lil Bit": Sex Work and Sex Workers in Guyana
Chapter 17 For the Children: International Policies and Law on Sex Tourism
Chapter 18 A Human Rights Perspective on the Sex Trade in the Caribbean and Beyond
Chapter 19 Bibliography
A pathbreaking critical examination of sex tourism in the Caribbean . . . casts the Caribbean sex trade within global contexts of inequality and power that reveals as much about our own desires and distorted concepts of gender, sexuality, and race as about the sex workers themselves.
— Helen Safa, professor emerita of anthropology and Latin American studies at the University of Florida
We hear male tourists' fantasies about desire and control, we hear women from Cuba, Jamaica, Guyana, Curacao and the Dominican Republic strategize, hope, and detail abuses they endure. . . . A smart, nuanced look at how globalization is being racially sexualized.
— Cynthia Enloe, author of Maneuvers: The International Politics of Militarizing Women's Lives
An intriguing and insightful contribution to international and Caribbean feminist scholarship and political economy. Sun, Sex, and Gold goes to the root of some of the most fundamental and highly complex intersections of international capitalism and sexual intimacy and identity. . . . A major contribution toward understanding ourselves as gendered and sexual beings in the context of our colonial and post(neo)-colonial reality.
— Centre for Gender and Development Studies, The University of the West Indies, Rhoda Reddock, Centre for Gender and Development Studies, The University of the West Indies
An important new contribution to on-going debates about the sources and meanings of sex work globally. . . . Most notedly, presents new research on relatively underexplored territory: The presence of women as sex (and romance) tourists, and men as sex workers.
— Deborah Brock, Department of Sociology, Brock University
By taking on the Caribbean, Sun Sex, and Gold forces North Americans to look more closely at the ubiquitous selling of brown women's bodies in the promotion of those islands as the ultimate pleasure spot for tired, repressed Americans. . . . Original ethnographic studies of sex-workers and their clients, with plenty of eye-opening quotes from workers and clients themselves. . . . Contains urgent and thought-provoking material that deserves a wide audience.
— Sonia Shaw; The Progressive
In this fascinating and compelling collection, tourism and sex work are presented, almost, as slave narratives of the current era. . . . In these accounts emerge snippets of the possibilities contained in sexualized and racialized encounters for the reconfiguration of power.
— Percy C. Hintzen, chair, African American Studies, University of California, Berkeley