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Author Padilla, Mark, 1969-

Title Caribbean pleasure industry : tourism, sexuality, and AIDS in the Dominican Republic / Mark Padilla
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007


Description 1 online resource (xvii, 294 pages) : illustrations, map
Series Worlds of desire
Worlds of desire.
Contents Global sexual spaces and their hierarchies -- "Me la busco" : looking for life in the Dominican pleasure industry -- "Orgullo gay Dominicano": shifting cultural politics of sexual identity in Santo Domingo -- Familial discretions : unveiling the other side of sex work -- "Love," finance, and authenticity in gay sex tourism -- AIDS, the "bisexual bridge," and the political economy of risk in the Dominican Republic -- Conclusion -- Appendix: selected survey results
Summary In recent years, the economy of the Caribbean has become almost completely dependent on international tourism. And today one of the chief ways that foreign visitors there seek pleasure is through prostitution. While much has been written on the female sex workers who service these tourists, Caribbean Pleasure Industry shifts the focus onto the men. Drawing on his groundbreaking ethnographic research in the Dominican Republic, Mark Padilla discovers a complex world where the global political and economic impact of tourism has led to shifting sexual identities andgrowing economic pressures
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-280) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Sex tourism -- Dominican Republic
AIDS (Disease) -- Dominican Republic
Gender identity -- Dominican Republic
Travel -- Dominican Republic
Sexual Behavior -- Dominican Republic
Homosexuality, Male -- Dominican Republic
Sex Work -- Dominican Republic
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome -- Dominican Republic
Socioeconomic Factors -- Dominican Republic
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Gay Studies.
AIDS (Disease)
Gender identity
Sex tourism
SUBJECT Dominican Republic
Subject Dominican Republic
Dominikanische Republik
Dominicaanse Republiek.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780226644370
Other Titles Tourism, sexuality, and AIDS in the Dominican Republic