Situating the female gaze: understanding (sex) tourism practices in Thailand

Sanders-McDonagh, Erin (2010) Situating the female gaze: understanding (sex) tourism practices in Thailand. In: New sociologies of sex work. Hardy, Kate, Kingston, Sarah and Sanders, Teela, eds. Ashgate, pp. 109-122. ISBN 9780754679868. [Book Section]


[Summary of the book containing this chapter:] Sex work studies have seen an expansion in publications over the past decade, drawing together disciplines from across the social sciences, namely sociology, criminology and social policy. There has, however, been a tendency for research and writing to focus on the more obvious aspect of the sex industry - the visible elements of female street prostitution and those features which attract media attention such as the criminalised aspects of the sex trade. The sex industry is diverse in terms of its organisation, presentation, participants and how it is located in the broader context of globalisation and regulation; there is a need for publications which demonstrate this breadth. This book makes an outstanding contribution to the sociology of sex work through advancing theoretical, policy, methodological and empirical ideas as each chapter pushes the boundaries of a specific area by offering new and critical research as well as commentary.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords (uncontrolled): Sex tourism; voyeurism; othering
Research Areas: A. > School of Law > Criminology and Sociology
Item ID: 10996
Depositing User: Erin Sanders-Mcdonagh
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2013 11:37
Last Modified: 01 May 2018 12:36

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