'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
From the Back Cover
Sex Tourism examines the issues that emerge from sex worker -- client interactions and from tourists visiting 'sex destinations'. It is a comprehensive summary of past research complemented by original primary and secondary research by the authors and has examples from Asia, Australasia and the USA. It looks at male and female roles as sex workers and sex tourists and discusses the implications for a sense of identity, for both hetero-and homosexuals. It examines the emergence of tourism products and destinations based on sexuality, such as the major gay events in Sydney and San Francisco. It refers to issues such as child prostitution, sex slavery and mail order brides -- situations wherein, arguably, senses of positive self-identity are denied.
The authors have generated new models to show different dimensions of sex tourism. These normalise at least some components of the sex industry and represent a new way of looking at sex tourism. They may challenge 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. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.