By Yasmina Katsulis

A gateway on the U.S.-Mexico border, Tijuana is a fancy city middle with a large inhabitants of intercourse employees. An in-depth case learn of the exchange, Sex paintings and the City is the 1st significant ethnographic booklet on modern prostitution during this locale, delivering an in depth research of ways intercourse employees' reports and practices are formed via policing and regulation.

Contextualizing her examine in the realm of occupational hazard, Yasmina Katsulis examines the studies of a various variety of intercourse employees within the zone and explores the consequences of prostitution, rather in regards to the spheres of sophistication hierarchies, public future health, and different wide social results. according to eighteen months of extensive fieldwork and approximately four hundred interviews with intercourse staff, buyers, urban officers, police, neighborhood overall healthiness services, and advocates, Sex paintings and the City describes the arenas of strength and the opportunity of disenfranchisement created by way of municipal legislation designed to manage the alternate. offering a close research of this subculture's importance inside of Tijuana and its implications for debates over legalization of "vice" in different places on this planet, Katsulis attracts on strong narratives as staff describe the hazards in their global, starting from HIV/AIDS and rape (by police or consumers) to melancholy, work-related rigidity, drug and alcohol habit, and social stigma. Insightful and compelling, Sex paintings and the City captures the lives (and deaths) of a inhabitants whose has vast implications for modern society at large.

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