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Economies of desire : sex and tourism in Cuba and the Dominican Republic

Author: Amalia L Cabezas
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa. : Temple University Press, 2009
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the erotic underpinnings of transnational tourism. This title offers insights into the commingling of sex, intimacy, and market forces in Cuba and the Dominican Republic, two nations where  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amalia L Cabezas
ISBN: 9781592137497 1592137490 9781592137503 1592137504
OCLC Number: 465626425
Notes: Introduction: Affective economies of sexualized tourism. Tourism in Cuba and the Dominican Republic. Neoliberal times in Cuba and the Dominican Republic. Eroticizing labor in all-inclusive resorts. Daughters of Yemay and other luchadoras. Tourism, sex work, and the discourse of human rights
Description: xii, 218 s. : illustrations
Contents: Introduction: Affective economies of sexualized tourism --
Tourism in Cuba and the Dominican Republic --
Neoliberal times in Cuba and the Dominican Republic --
Eroticizing labor in all-inclusive resorts --
Daughters of Yemay and other luchadoras --
Tourism, sex work, and the discourse of human rights.
Responsibility: Amalia L. Cabezas

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"Economies of Desire is very well written and compelling, drawing us into two historical contexts and illustrating women's agency as they negotiate the economic, political, and social constraints. Read more...

 
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