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Author Brents, Barbara G

Title The state of sex : tourism, sex, and sin in the new American heartland / Barbara G. Brents, Crystal A. Jackson, and Kathryn Hausbeck

Publ Info New York : Routledge, 2010
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Descript xvii, 302 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Contemporary sociological perspectives series
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-291) and index
Contents 1. Introduction: the state of sex : Mapping the terrain of Nevada's brothels ; Nevada's brothel laws ; Situating prostitution: context matters ; Researching the brothels ; The brothel industry uncovered -- 2. Contexts of sexual commerce : The growth of the leisure economy ; The state of commercial sex in late capitalism -- 3. The making of Nevada prostitution : Prostitution in industrial societies ; Wild west businesses and mining culture: the leisure economy in Nevada, 1900 to 1940 ; Gaming, girls, and sun: the resort industry and the institutionalization of legal brothels, 1940 to 2000 -- 4. The business of selling sex : Rural places, modern businesses ; Running the show: brothel ownership ; Marketing legal sex ; How sex is sold ; Management and workplace relations -- 5. Paths to brothel work : Coming from the service industry ; Coming from illegal prostitution ; Sexual women in sexual careers ; Cash-in-hand: managing finances ; Mobility in brothel work -- 6. Brothel labor: making fantasies at work : Doing sex: labor strategies ; Body practices ; Caring practices ; Holistic practices ; Being a "prostitute" -- 7. Conclusion: learning from Nevada : The state of sex ; The social relations of sexual commerce ; Nevada's legal brothels as a model? -- Appendices : A. Nevada brothel guide -- B. Nevada County brothel laws and income (2007) -- C. Sex workers interviewed
Note How have Nevada's legal brothels survived, while the rest of the country criminalizes prostitution? How do brothels operate? Who works in them? This book brings social theory on globalizing economies, politics, leisure consumption, and emotional labor in interactive service work together with research on contemporary prostitution and sexual commerce. The authors employ an innovative, multi-method sociological approach, combining historical analysis of how the brothels came to be with over a decade's worth of ethnographic research on the current state of the industry
LC subject Prostitution -- Nevada
Brothels -- Nevada
Sex-oriented businesses -- Nevada
Add Author Jackson, Crystal A
Hausbeck, Kathryn M
ISBN 9780415929486 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0415929482 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780415929479 (hbk. : alk. paper)
0415929474 (hbk. : alk. paper)