Travels in the Skin Trade

Travels in the Skin Trade : Tourism and the Sex Industry

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Press coverage of the sex trade in Thailand routinely consists of moralizing and sensationalist denunciations of this infamous "industry". Through the words of sex workers, performers, and all those who provide services within the sex industry - and their clients - this book poses some controversial questions: who are the real beggars - those who sell their bodies for derisory amounts of money, or those who travel halfway around the world for the sake of experiences not available at home?; how do the sex industry workers really feel about what they do, and what sort of regulation/control of the industry do they want and need? Their answers - sometimes surprising, often both shocking and moving - explain the cultural, economic and social pressures which lead young men and women to offer their bodies on the open tourist market.show more

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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 132.08 x 213.36 x 15.24mm | 249.47g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0745311164
  • 9780745311166

About Jeremy Seabrook

Jeremy Seabrook is a researcher and writer. He is the author of The Refuge and the Fortress: Britain and the Flight from Tyranny 1933 - 2008 (2008), Consuming Cultures: Globalization and Local Lives (2006), Travels in the Skin Trade (Pluto, 2001) and Cities (Pluto, 2007).show more

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