Prominent US sociologist Weitzer reviews books on sex work. he says ‘The best recent research on prostitution is ethnographic and centered outside the United States. The books under review are multi faceted, rich, novel contributions to the literature, throwing a spotlight on previously hidden worlds. Each presents a microcosm of commercial sex that is linked to macro-level structures. And each focuses on indoor prostitution, a welcome counterbalance to the voluminous literature on street prostitution.’
Lydia’s Open Door: Inside Mexico’s Most Modern Brothel, by Patty Kelly. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press,
Sex Work and the City: The Social Geography of Health and Safety in Tijuana, Mexico, by Yasmina Katsulis. Austin, TX:
University of Texas Press, 2008.
Caribbean Pleasure Industry: Tourism, Sexuality, and AIDS in the Dominican Republic, by Mark Padilla. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2007.
Sugar Girls and Seamen: A Journey into the World of Dockside Prostitution in South Africa, by Henry Trotter. Auckland
Park, SA: Jacana, 2008.
Red Lights: The Lives of Sex Workers in Postsocialist China, by Tiantian Zheng. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2009.