Travels in the skin trade : tourism and the sex industry / Jeremy Seabrook.

by Seabrook, Jeremy, 1939-Looking glass.

Publisher: London : Pluto Press, 1996.Description: xii, 175 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0745311156.Subject(s): Sex tourism -- Thailand -- Bangkok | Sex-oriented businesses -- Thailand -- Bangkok
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

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.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • 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
  • Index

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Jenny Clegg is a Senior Lecturer in International Studies, and a China specialist, at the University of Central Lancashire. She first visited China in the 1970s and has followed developments closely ever since. Jenny is also active in the peace movement.