Sexing the Caribbean
Author: Kamala Kempadoo
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements1. Introduction: Thinking about the Caribbean2. Past Studies, New Directions:
Constructions and Reconstructions of Caribbean Sexuality 3. Sex, Work, Gifts, and Money: Prostitution
and Other Sexual-economic Transactions4. The Happy Camp in Curaçao: Legal Sex Work and the
Making of the ASanDom@5. For Love or Money? Fantasies and Realities in Sex Tourism 6. Trading Sex
Across Borders: Interregional and International Migration7. Dying for Sex: HIV/AIDS and Other Dangers8.
Resistance, Rebellion, and FuturesNotesBibliography
This unprecedented work provides both the history of sex work in this region as well as an examination of
current-day sex tourism. Based on interviews with sex workers, brothel owners, local residents and
tourists, Kamala Kempadoo offers a vivid account of what life is like in the world of sex tourism as well as
its entrenched roots in colonialism and slavery in the Caribbean.