Sex Tourism examines the issues which emerge from sex worker-client interactions and from tourists visiting 'sex destinations'. It is a comprehensive summary of past research by academics and original primary and secondary research by the authors and has examples from Asia, Australasia and the USA.
The authors have generated new models to show different dimensions of sex tourism, which normalise at least some components of the sex industry, and represent a new way of looking at sex tourism by challenging the preconceived perceptions that some people have of sex tourism or confirm the impression of others. Sex Tourism looks at issues of importance to those working in tourism, women's studies, gender studies and social change.
Professor Chris Ryan is Professor of Tourism at the Waikato Management School, University of Waikato, New Zealand and Professor Colin Michael Hall is Professor and Head of the Centre for Tourism, University of Otago, New Zealand.
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'A valuable contribution to the literature because it brings together a disparate body of research into one volume under a single theoretical context It is a positive step toward the development of a more critical perspective on the construction of sex tourism.' - Vincent J. Del Casino Jr, California State University for Cultural Geographies
'Sex Tourism is to be hugely welcomed as an addition to the tourism sociology literature ... an excellent study, which is scholarly, yet accessible, and will undoubtedly become essential reading for researchers.' - International Journal of Tourism Research