The Exotic

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The Exotic


Lecture Notes AMST-A100 4/22/2014

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Indiana University, Bloomington
Amst-A 100 - What Is America?

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AMST-A100 1st Edition Lecture 25 Outline of Last Lecture I. “Global Cities and Survival Circuits” II. H2 Worker Outline of Current Lecture I. The exotic, the erotic, and inequality II. Sex tourism and sex work III. “Romance Tourism” (Pruitt and LaFont) Current Lecture The Exotic, the Erotic, and Inequality  The exotic has to do with romanticized views of people, places, or both  These views often extend to the erotic, such as ideas pertaining to the innate sensuality and sexuality of some people.  Exoticism in not simply about romanticizing differences  The differences themselves usually reflect inequalities. Sex Tourism and Sex Work  Sex and romance tourism provide one of the most explicit examples of how desire compels people to cross borders.  This desire isn’t simply individual; it reflects a particular cultural and historical context.  For this class, think of sex work as a particular form of work. Unlike in the case of sex trafficking, this assumes that the people involved have some control over their choice to participate.  People are making this choice in the context of limited options, and sex work is not only stigmatized, it is often dangerous.  Our culture tells us what to desire and how Romance Tourism These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor’s lecture. GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes, not as a substitute.

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