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Sex Tourism in Bahia: Ambiguous Entanglements

Erica Lorraine Williams


For nearly a decade, Brazil has surpassed Thailand as the world's premier sex tourism destination. As the first full-length ethnography of sex tourism in Brazil, this pioneering study treats sex tourism as a complex and multidimensional phenomenon that involves a range of activities and erotic connections, from sex work to romantic transnational relationships. The book explores sex tourism in the Brazilian state of Bahia from the perspectives of foreign tourists, tourism industry workers, sex workers who engage in liaisons with foreigners, and Afro-Brazilian men and women who contend with fore ... More

Keywords: sex tourism, Brazil, Thailand, sex work, transnational relationships, foreign tourists, Bahia, sex workers, tourism industry, eroticized blackness

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780252037931
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252037931.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Erica Lorraine Williams, author
Spelman College