Sexing the Caribbean (Hardcover)

Gender, Race and Sexual Labor

By Kamala Kempadoo

Routledge, 9780415935036, 288pp.

Publication Date: September 16, 2004

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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 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).