9781592137503-1592137504-Economies of Desire: Sex and Tourism in Cuba and the Dominican Republic

Economies of Desire: Sex and Tourism in Cuba and the Dominican Republic

ISBN-13: 9781592137503
ISBN-10: 1592137504
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Cabezas, Amalia L.
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: Temple University Press
Format: Paperback 232 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781592137503
ISBN-10: 1592137504
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Cabezas, Amalia L.
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: Temple University Press
Format: Paperback 232 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Cabezas, Amalia L. wrote Economies of Desire: Sex and Tourism in Cuba and the Dominican Republic comprising 232 pages back in 2009. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1592137504 and 9781592137503. Since then Economies of Desire: Sex and Tourism in Cuba and the Dominican Republic textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Is a native-born tour guide who has sex with tourists—in exchange for dinner or gifts or cash—merely a prostitute or gigolo? What if the tourist continues to send gifts or money to the tour guide after returning home? As this original and provocative book demonstrates, when it comes to sex—and the effects of capitalism and globalization—nothing is as simple as it might seem.

Based on ten years of research, Economies of Desire is the first ethnographic study to examine the erotic underpinnings of transnational tourism. It offers startling insights into the commingling of sex, intimacy, and market forces in Cuba and the Dominican Republic, two nations where tourism has had widespread effects. In her multi-layered analyses, Amalia Cabezas reconceptualizes our understandings of informal economies (particularly “affective economies”), “sex workers,” and “sexual tourism,” and she helps us appreciate how money, sex and love are intertwined within the structure of globalizing capitalism.

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