Sexing the Caribbean

Sexing the Caribbean

Gender, Race and Sexual Labor

By Kamala Kempadoo

Routledge, Paperback, 9780415935043, 284pp.

Publication Date: August 22, 2004

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.

About the Author
Kamala Kempadoo, Professor in Social Science at York University, Canada, is the author of "Sexing the Caribbean: Gender, Race and Sexual Labor" (2004) and "Global Sex Workers: Rights, Resistance, and Redefinition" (1998).