Feminist Review

, Volume 67, Issue 1, pp 39–62 | Cite as

Freelancers, Temporary Wives, and Beach-Boys: Researching Sex Work in the Caribbean

  • Kamala Kempadoo
Original Article


This article presents insights from a research project on sex work that took place in the Caribbean region during 1997–8. First it briefly summarizes common themes in historical and contemporary studies of sex work in the region, then describes the aims, methodology, and main trends of the project. It pays particular attention to the differences between definitions and experiences of sex work by female and male sex workers and of male and female sex tourists, as well as describing conditions in the Caribbean sex trade. Finally the article identifies some implications of the complexity in the region that were uncovered through the research project for feminist theorizing about sex work.


Caribbean feminist research male prostitution female prostitution sex tourism international relations 


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© Feminist Review Collective 2001

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  • Kamala Kempadoo

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