Travels in the Skin Trade

Travels in the Skin Trade : Tourism and the Sex Industry

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Through the words of sex workers and their clients, Jeremy Seabrook reconsiders the popular conception of sex tourism in Asia. Through its examination of the many paradoxes surrounding this controversial subject, Travels in the Skin Trade also sheds new light on the wider and problematic relationship between the North and the South. Press coverage of the sex trade routinely consists of ill-informed, moralising and sensationalist denunciations of the 'industry'. Through the words of sex workers and their clients, Seabrook reconsiders the popular conception of the sex industry and explores the complex relationship between sex and tourism. In so doing he presents an objective, sensitive view of the industry. Through its examination of the many paradoxes surrounding this controversial subject, Travels in the Skin Trade also sheds new light on the wider and problematic relationship between the North and the South.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 138.4 x 220.5 x 16.8mm | 423g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 074531757X
  • 9780745317571

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"'Jeremy Seabrook is one of England's most imaginative and creative writers, with a preacher's talent for prophesy and a capacity for righteous indignation reminiscent of George Orwell.' Richard Gott, The Guardian 'It raises questions about the rights of Thai women and children and the expectations of the men who travel to the country for this service. Finally it encourages a more wide-reaching understanding of basic human rights and considers the problematic relationship between North and South.' Oxfam Review of Journals"show more

About Jeremy Seabrook

Jeremy Seabrook is a well-known journalist and writer. He is a frequent contributor to, amongst others, New Society, New Statesman, the Guardian and the Independent, and the the author of Children of Other Worlds, (Pluto Press, April 2001), Notes from Another India (Pluto Press, 1994), Victims of Development (Verso, 1994), and co-author (with Trevor Blackwell) of The Revolt Against Change (Vintage, 1994). He has written widely on aspects of social injustice, from housing to workers in the sex trade.show more

Table of contents

Preface to new edition Introduction 1. Sex as Industry 2. The Environment of the Sex Trade 3. Male Visitors to Bangkok 4. The Sex Industry: Economic and Social Base 5. The Sex Industry: Supply 6. Stories from a Sex Industry 7. The Sex Industry Becomes the Aids Industry 8. The Sex Market and Human Rights 9. Children's Rights in Thailand Conclusion Appendix: Useful Contacts Indexshow more

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