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What's Love Got to Do with It?: Transnational Desires and Sex Tourism in the Dominican Republic (Latin America Otherwise)

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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 Sosanduacute;a, a town on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic. Denise Brennan considers why Dominican and Haitian women move to Sosanduacute;a to pursue sex work and describes how sex tourists, primarily Europeans, come to Sosanduacute;a to buy sex cheaply and live out racialized fantasies. For the sex workers, Brennan explains, the sex trade is more than a means of survivalandmdash;it is an advancement strategy that hinges on their successful andldquo;performanceandrdquo; 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 Sosanduacute;aandrsquo;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 opportunitiesandmdash;or lack thereofandmdash;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 Sosanduacute;a to take advantage of them. Through her detailed study of the lives and working conditions of the women in Sosanduacute;aandrsquo;s sex trade, Brennan raises important questions about womenandrsquo;s power, control, and opportunities in a globalized economy.

Synopsis:

An ethnographic case study of sex tourism in the Dominican Republic, showing how the sex trade is linked to economic and cultural globalization.

About the Author

Denise Brennan is Professor and Chair of Anthropology and Sociology at Georgetown University.

Table of Contents

About the Series ix

Acknowledgments

xi

Introduction: Elena and Jurgen 1

I. The Town

1. Sosua: A Transnational Tow 13

2. Imagining and Experiencing Sosua

51

II. The Transnational Plan: Looking Beyond Dominican Borders

3. Performing Love 91

III. The Sex Trade

4. Sosuaandrsquo;s Sex Workers: Their Families and Working Lives 119

5. Advancement Strategies in Sosuaandrsquo;s Sex Trade

154

IV. Plan Accomplished: Getting Beyond Dominican Borders

6. Transnational Disappointments: Living in Europe 185

Conclusion: Changes in Sex Workersandrsquo; Lives, Sosua, and Its Sex Trade 207

Notes 221

Glossary

245

Bibliography 249

Index 273

Product Details

ISBN:
9780822332978
Author:
Brennan, Denise
Publisher:
Duke University Press
Editor:
Walter D. Mignolo
Author:
var-Hull, Sonia
Author:
nan, Denise
Author:
Sonia Sald&iacute
Author:
Mignolo, Walter D.
Author:
var-Hull
Author:
Sald&iacute
Author:
Silverblatt, Irene
Author:
Bren
Author:
Brennan
Location:
Durham
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Human Sexuality
Subject:
Prostitution
Subject:
Dominican Republic
Subject:
Sex tourism
Subject:
Sex tourism - Dominican Republic - Sosua
Subject:
Prostitution - Dominican Republic
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Latin America Otherwise: Languages, Empires, Nations
Publication Date:
20040531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
9 b&w photos, 2 maps
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Health and Self-Help » Psychology » General
History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
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History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
History and Social Science » Latin America » Dominican Republic
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