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By Barbara G. Brents

The kingdom of Sex is a research of Nevada’s brothels that situates the nation's simply criminal brothel within the political economic system of up to date tourism. Nevada is a part of the "new American heartland," as its hobbies, humans, and politics became extra crucial to the country. the increase of a carrier and rest economic system over the past sixty years has propelled sexuality into the center of latest markets. but, neoliberal legislation within the usa advertise enterprise yet restrict sexual commerce.

How have Nevada's felony brothels survived, whereas the remainder of the rustic criminalizes prostitution? How do brothels function? Who works in them? This ebook brings social thought on globalizing economies, politics, rest intake, and emotional hard work in interactive provider interact with learn on modern prostitution and sexual trade. The authors hire an leading edge, multi-method sociological strategy, combining historic research of the way the brothels got here to be with over a decade's worthy of ethnographic study at the present nation of the industry.

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In all, we interviewed 23 women at five large, suburban brothels, and 14 women at smaller or mid-sized brothels in more isolated rural areas. We interviewed one woman over the phone who had experience working in several of the brothels. Most of the interviews took place in the brothels in northern Nevada. Less than an hour’s drive outside of Reno, we interviewed ten women at the Moonlite Bunny Ranch near Carson City, six women nearby at Miss Kitty’s, two at the Mustang Ranch, and two at the Old Bridge Ranch.

First, we conclude that we can no longer understand prostitution as any one thing. Context matters. The basic social relations and institutions characterizing Nevada’s legal brothels are surprisingly similar in form and function to non-sex leisure industries. Today’s new global economy has created a context that affects the forms prostitution takes. Legal brothels in Nevada should be understood primarily as leisure businesses in a contemporary consumer society. Second, brothel prostitution is highly affected by the dynamics of gender, class and racial inequalities.

These terms are also used when referring to other forms of sexual labor in today’s marketplace, including lap dancing, adult film performances, phone sex, and other exchanges involving paid sexual performances or activities. We realize that there is an important debate about whether sex in this sense is or is not wholly and simply labor. Our use of these alternate terms does not exclude the potentially profound inequalities that surround the social relations of selling sex. Recognizing the symbolic importance of the term “prostitution,” we are very judicious in our use of the term in this book.

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