Sex in Tourism: Exploring the Light and the Dark

Edited by: Neil Carr, Liza Berdychevsky

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This book encompasses the diversity and complexity of sex in tourism, incorporating the light, dark and shades of grey in between. It brings together work and ideas from a diverse array of researchers from around the world and examines the affects and effects of diverse sexual encounters in tourism; romance tourism, sex tourism and sexual exploitation in tourism – including the sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism and sexual harassment. Sex in tourism has arguably been an understudied area of research relative to the central roles that sex plays within tourism experiences. This volume explores the complexity and nuanced nature of sex in tourism in more detail. It will be of interest to students and researchers of tourism impacts, tourist behaviour, hospitality management, destination management and development.

As with all the best edited books, the big picture is here – Carr and Berdychevsky succeed in reducing what is irreducible to a comprehensible conceptual pattern – but so is the telling empirical detail and the required moral sensitivity, which brings us up close to the otherworldliness of Sex in Tourism.

Tony Blackshaw, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Neil Carr is a professor at the University of Otago, New Zealand. His research interests centre on understanding behaviour within tourism and leisure experiences, with a particular emphasis on children and families, sex, and animals.

Liza Berdychevsky is an associate professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. Her research interests revolve at the nexus of heath, wellbeing and sexuality in various tourism and leisure contexts, with a particular focus on ageing, gender and sexual health education.

Chapter 1. Liza Berdychevsky and Neil Carr: Introducing the Light and Dark Sides of Sex in Tourism and the Fifty Shades of Grey in Between: Using the Social-Ecological Model

Chapter 2. S. Emre Dilek and Neil Carr: Ethical Debates on Sex Tourism, and Sex and Tourism

Part 1: Light Side of Sex in Tourism: Affects and Effects of the Diverse Sexual Encounters in Tourism

Chapter 3. Liza Berdychevsky: Gender Differences and Similarities in Perceptions of and Experiences with Sex and Sexual Risk Taking in Tourism

Chapter 4. Neil Carr and Leonardo Nava Jimenez: Sex and Summer Camps

Chapter 5. Phoebe Everingham, Amie Matthews and Tamara Young: Embodying Liminality: Exploring the 'Affects' of Sexual Encounters in Backpacker and Volunteer Tourism

Chapter 6. Octávio Sacramento: Tourism, the Internet, and Euro-Brazilian Intimacies

Chapter 7. Elsa Soro, Sheila Sánchez Bergara and Jose A. Mansilla López: Online Dating on the Move: At the Intersection of Sexuality, Tourism and Space Representation

Part 2: Fifty Shades of Grey of Sex in Tourism: Romance Tourism, Sex Tourism, or Exploitation Tourism?

Chapter 8. S. Emre Dilek: Sex Tourism Beyond the Human

Chapter 9. Amanda Jenkins, Roya Rahimi and Peter Robinson: Sex Tourism in the Caribbean: A Case Study of Negril Beach Boys

Chapter 10. George Ariya and Ruth Nyamasyo: Sex Tourism and Girl's Education: Reflective Voices of 'Girls' at Mtwapa, Kenya

Chapter 11. Naomi Moswete: Examining Awareness, Knowledge, and Perceptions of Tourism and its Links to HIV/AIDS in Maun, Botswana

Part 3: Dark Side of Sex and Tourism: Child Sex Tourism and Sexual Harassment

Chapter 12. Irina Oliveira and Vitor Ambrósio: Sexual Harassment in the Hotel Housekeeping Department

Chapter 13. Frans De Man and Arnoud Lagendijk: The Distorted Reach to Local Stakeholders in the Global Fight against Child Sex Tourism: The Case of Thailand, the Dominican Republic and the Gambia

Chapter 14. Athina Papageorgiou: Child Sex Tourism and the Role of Local Communities

Chapter 15. Neil Carr and Liza Berdychevsky: Conclusions and Ways Forward

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