9780822332978

What's Love Got to Do With It?: Transnational Desires and Sex Tourism in the Dominican Republic

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  • ISBN13:

    9780822332978

  • ISBN10:

    0822332973

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/1/2004
  • Publisher: Duke Univ Pr

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Summary

"In this finely hued ethnography, Denise Brennan questions how transnationalization gets transacted, imagined, and experienced through an examination of the sex trade in a specific locale, Sosua in Dominican Republic. Interweaving the grand themes of political economy and power inequities with those of desire and fantasy--and from the sides of both (foreign) customer and (local) sex worker--she has crafted a richly textured study of a 'sexscape' and its brokering of dreams as much as of money and sex."--Anne Allison, author of "Nightwork: Sexuality, Pleasure, and Corporate Masculinity in a Tokyo Hostess Club"

Author Biography

Denise Brennan is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Georgetown University.

Table of Contents

About the Series, ix
Acknowledgments, xi
Introduction: Elena and Jrgen, 1(12)
I THE TOWN
1. Sosa: A Transnational Town,
13(38)
2. Imagining and Experiencing Sosa,
51(40)
II THE TRANSNATIONAL PLAN: LOOKING BEYOND DOMINICAN BORDERS
3. Performing Love,
91(28)
III THE SEX TRADE
4. Sosa's Sex Workers: Their Families and Working Lives,
119(35)
5. Advancement Strategies in Sosa's Sex Trade,
154(31)
IV PLAN ACCOMPLISHED: GETTING BEYOND DOMINICAN BORDERS
6. Transnational Disappointments: Living in Europe,
185(22)
Conclusion: Changes in Sex Workers' Lives, Sosa, and Its Sex Trade, 207(14)
Notes, 221(24)
Glossary, 245(4)
Bibliography, 249(24)
Index, 273

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