In locations around the world, sex tourism is a booming business What s Love Got to Do with It is an in depth examination of the motivations of workers, clients, and others connected to the sex tourism business in Sos a, a town on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic Denise Brennan considers why Dominican and Haitian women move to Sos a to pursue sex work and deIn locations around the world, sex tourism is a booming business What s Love Got to Do with It is an in depth examination of the motivations of workers, clients, and others connected to the sex tourism business in Sos a, a town on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic Denise Brennan considers why Dominican and Haitian women move to Sos a to pursue sex work and describes how sex tourists, primarily Europeans, come to Sos a to buy sex cheaply and live out racialized fantasies For the sex workers, Brennan explains, the sex trade is than a means of survival it is an advancement strategy that hinges on their successful performance of love Many of these women seek to turn a commercialized sexual transaction into a long term relationship that could lead to marriage, migration, and a way out of poverty Illuminating the complex world of Sos a s sex business in rich detail, Brennan draws on extensive interviews not only with sex workers and clients, but also with others who facilitate and benefit from the sex trade She weaves these voices into an analysis of Dominican economic and migration histories to consider the opportunities or lack thereof available to poor Dominican women She shows how these women, local actors caught in a web of global economic relations, try to take advantage of the foreign men who are in Sos a to take advantage of them Through her detailed study of the lives and working conditions
What s Love Got to Do with It Transnational Desires and Sex Tourism in the Dominican Republic In locations around the world sex tourism is a booming business What s Love Got to Do with It is an in depth examination of the motivations of workers clients and others connected to the sex touris
This book was somehow both serious yet light, deep and broad yet accessible and easy to read It s an in depth exploration of the sexual, racial, and economic impacts of globalization, through examination of sex tourism in the Dominican Republic Brennan s field work extended over a decade, and she clearly thought long and hard about every aspect and angle of tourist sex work in that time The result was a concise and clearly written book I liked it.Brennan explores women s economic survival strate [...]
What s Love Got to do with it takes place in the northern coast city of Sos a in the Dominican Republic Her book analysis the motivations and desires behind sex works, their clients, and others associated with Sos a and its sex tourism She examines why Dominican and Haitian women move to Sos a and get involved in sex work, as well as the reasons why Sos a is a popular tourist destination for primarily white Europeans and Canadian men and the effects of sex tourism on the local economy.
This is an anthropologist s upsetting account of sex tourism in Sosua, a town on the north coast of the Dominican Republic Women work as prostitutes hoping to win the affection of foreign, generally German, men who hopefully will continue to wire money upon their return home and perhaps will eventually offer the greater prize of marriage and a visa off the island.
Awesome book Really interesting ethnography style report on sex workers and sex tourists in Sosua, DR V well written.
I had to read this book for an Anthropology course in Sex Gender The Body The read was good but really outdated, I would be really interested in an updated ethnography I tried googling about the place but it isn t the same lol Anyways, the only actual problem I had is, I m new to Anthropology literature but in my point of view I found it very repetitive throughout the actual book Nice MANDATORY ready all the same
Read this for my cultural anthropology course during freshman year at university and enjoyed analyzing it in essays Sex tourism in the Dominican Republic was a topic with which I was wholly unfamiliar and learning about this occurrence from both the perspective of the sex workers and those who they engage with and the power dynamics and imbalances of those engagements was enlightening
This was a fabulous book, and a great starter if you have never read an ethnography before It is a great insight into something that is commonly seen as taboo, and gives these women a voice I would definitely recommend it.
Very challenging and emotional to read.