Class 10 NotesBiggest question for this weeks reading: Do you consider sex labor as a Crime/ a form of human trafficking? The Erotics of Authenticity: Sex Trafficking and “Reality Tourism in Thailand”Brief Guidelines through the reading1.What do commercially packaged anti trafficking tours reveal about the global panics around sexuality and sex work, as well as politics of tourism and development in Thailand2.How do the NGOs interact with local expertise around trafficking, labor, and sexual commerce3.How do moral and political economies of authenticity circulate in ‘reality tourist’ experienceMethodsReality tour in Bangkok Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai1. Several years observing diverse “helping projects” for sex workers2. One week reality tour for analysisWhy Thailand?
What does the Global Justice Projects/Abolish the Trade anti-trafficking ‘reality tour’ do?