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Sex and Tourism

Journeys of Romance, Love, and Lust

Inbunden,  Engelska, 2003-05-01
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Explore the complex relationship between tourism and intimacy in this new book with a worldwide perspective! With a unique combination of academic and personal accounts, Sex and Tourism: Journeys of Romance, Love, and Lust takes you behind the scenes with motel owners, adventure travel guides, backpackers, and others working on all sides of the international tourism industry. The editors have created a model that views the situation from three different perspectives: tourist, tourism provider, and nature of the encounter. Unlike other related volumes, this book is not just about the sex trade, but also about the role of tourism in love, marriage, and relationships. The global focus of Sex and Tourism will introduce you to: off-season romance on the island of Crete sex tourism in Cambodia a South Korean museum dedicated to women forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese military the sexual aspects of adventure travel in Canada cross-cultural marriage in Thailand gentleman's clubs in New Orleans Australian river guides and their potential liaisons with clients People who travel to escape their day-to-day lives often become involved in situations they would never find themselves in at home. Good or bad, many of these situations are examined in Sex and Tourism. You'll learn about the illegal trafficking of girls in Nepal, worldwide programs for combating child sex rings, and the lethal combination of AIDS and tourism, but you'll also find accounts of love and romance far from home. You will see how the tourism industry can act as a facilitator of human intimacy and what happens when different cultural realities collide. Anyone involved in recreation, leisure, anthropology, social science, or tourism will be interested in this book. Sex and Tourism is an enlightening guide to the complex world found at the crossroads of sightseeing and sex.
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Kaye Sung Chon, Thomas Bauer, Bob Mckercher


About the Editors Contributors Preface Section I: The Setting Chapter 1. Conceptual Framework of the Nexus Between Tourism, Romance, and Sex Introduction Relationships Between Sex and Tourism The Centrality of Sex in the Tourism Experience The Encounter The Role of Tourism As Facilitator Conclusion Chapter 2. On Holiday in the Liminoid Playground: Place, Time, and Self in Tourism Introduction Place and Placelessness Sensing the Liminal/Liminoid Conclusion: The Importance of the Process of Traveling Section II: Romance on the Road Chapter 3. Island Girl (Lina M. Wong) Chapter 4. Romance, Retsina, and Reality in Crete Introduction Agia Galini, Crete Our Hosts Other Travelers Travel and the Single Woman Questions Raised and Some Conclusions Chapter 5. Transnational Marriage in Thailand: The Dynamics of Extreme Heterogamy Introduction Thai-Foreigner Intermarriage Prostitution and Transnational Marriage The Dynamics of Thai-Foreigner Marriages Discussion Conclusion Section III: The Tourism Industry As Facilitator Chapter 6. Sex Tourism: An Accommodation Provider's Perspective Introduction Motels and Sex Tourism The Hot Pillow Trade The Motel Operator's Perspective Chapter 7. The Adventure in Adventure Travel Introduction Group Composition Trip Phases Chapter 8. Condoms in the First Aid Kit: River Guides, Clients, and Sex Chapter 9. Attraction of the Naughty-Gentleman's Clubs As a Tourism Resource Introduction The Tradition of Stripping Gentlemen's Clubs As Part of a Market's Pull Matrix Structuring the Performative Space Legal Action, Novelty, and Bourbon Street in the French Quarter Conclusion Section IV: The Dark Side Chapter 10. Former Comfort Women As Touristic Objects in South Korea Introduction Tourism and Human Sexuality Former Comfort Women and the History of Japanese Military Sexual Slavery Conclusion Chapter 11. The Dark Side of Tourism and Sexuality: Trafficking of Nepali Girls for Indian Brothels (Nina Rao) Chapter 12. AIDS and Tourism: A Deadly Combination Introduction Tourism and HIV/AIDS Trends in Vietnamese Tourism Tourism and Prostitution Perceptions of Commercial Sex Workers Future Scenarios Conclusion Chapter 13. Sex Tourism: The Case of Cambodia Introduction Background The Sex Industry: Supply and Demand The Customers Impacts of Sex Tourism on Cambodia Conclusion Chapter 14. Ending Child Sex Tourism: A Vision for the Future Introduction Child Pornography and the InternetThe Globalization of Child Sex Tourism TourismA Catalyst for Change What Comes Next? Index Reference Notes Included