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The State of Sex: Tourism, Sex and Sin in the New American Heartland - , Crystal A. Jackson

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The State of Sex is a study of Nevada's brothels that situates the nation's only legal brothel industry in the political economy of contemporary tourism. Nevada is part of the "new American heartland," as its pastimes, people, and politics have become more central to the nation. The rise of a service and leisure economy over the past 60 years has propelled sexuality into the heart of contemporary markets. Yet, neoliberal laws in the United States promote business but limit sexual https://www.tradebit.com have Nevada's legal brothels survived, while the rest of the country criminalizes prostitution? How do brothels operation? Who works in them? This book brings social theory on globalizing economies, politics, leisure consumption, and emotional labor in interactive service work together with research on contemporary prostitution and sexual commerce. The authors employ an innovative, multi-method sociological approach, combining historical analysis of how the brothels came to be with over a decade's worth of ethnographic research on the current state of the industry.

Author: Brents, Barbara G.
Author: Jackson, Crystal A.
Author: Hausbeck, Kathryn
Publisher: Routledge
Illustration: Y
Language: ENG
Title: The State of Sex: Tourism, Sex and Sin in the New American Heartland
Pages: 00000 (Encrypted PDF)
On Sale: 2009-12-23
SKU-13/ISBN: 9780415929486
Lib Category: Prostitution - Nevada
Lib Category: Brothels - Nevada
Category: PSYCHOLOGY / Human Sexuality (see also SOCIAL SCIENCE / Huma
Category: Non-Classifiable : Non-Classifiable


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