1st Edition

Sexing the Caribbean Gender, Race and Sexual Labor

By Kamala Kempadoo Copyright 2004
    288 Pages
    by Routledge

    282 Pages
    by Routledge

    This unprecedented work provides both the history of sex work in this region as well as an examination of current-day sex tourism. Based on interviews with sex workers, brothel owners, local residents and tourists, Kamala Kempadoo offers a vivid account of what life is like in the world of sex tourism as well as its entrenched roots in colonialism and slavery in the Caribbean.

    Acknowledgements 1. Introduction: Thinking about the Caribbean 2. Past Studies, New Directions: Constructions and Reconstructions of Caribbean Sexuality 3. Sex, Work, Gifts, and Money: Prostitution and Other Sexual-economic Transactions4. The Happy Camp in Curaçao: Legal Sex Work and the Making of the ASanDom@5. For Love or Money? Fantasies and Realities in Sex Tourism 6. Trading Sex Across Borders: Interregional and International Migration7. Dying for Sex: HIV/AIDS and Other Dangers8. Resistance, Rebellion, and FuturesNotesBibliography


    Kamala Kempadoo is a Professor at York University in Ontario. She was the Acting Director and Lecturer at the Centre for Gender and Development Studies at the University of West Indies--Mona in Jamaica. She is the editor of Global Sex Workers (Routledge, 1998) and Sun, Sex and Gold (1999).