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"You is a whore you no worth nothing" : Stigmatisation of Jamaican women who are involved in tourism-oriented prostitution

Helmersson, Sara (2005)
School of Social Work
Abstract
The purpose of this report was to explore the process of stigmatisation of Jamaican women who are involved in tourism-oriented prostitution in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. I wanted to examine how these women perceived themselves, other prostitutes and the tourists using their services as well as briefly examine professional viewpoint on these dimensions. Further I aimed to assess the stigmatisation of these women through their lived experiences of responses from local people.

I found that the women were stigmatised in various ways and that there were hierarchies within the industry. The women were mainly involved in tourism oriented prostitution because of the money and their perception of tourists was, most often, a positive one since tourists... (More)
The purpose of this report was to explore the process of stigmatisation of Jamaican women who are involved in tourism-oriented prostitution in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. I wanted to examine how these women perceived themselves, other prostitutes and the tourists using their services as well as briefly examine professional viewpoint on these dimensions. Further I aimed to assess the stigmatisation of these women through their lived experiences of responses from local people.

I found that the women were stigmatised in various ways and that there were hierarchies within the industry. The women were mainly involved in tourism oriented prostitution because of the money and their perception of tourists was, most often, a positive one since tourists usually paid more money for sexual services and behaved nicely. (Less)
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@misc{1333144,
  abstract     = {The purpose of this report was to explore the process of stigmatisation of Jamaican women who are involved in tourism-oriented prostitution in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. I wanted to examine how these women perceived themselves, other prostitutes and the tourists using their services as well as briefly examine professional viewpoint on these dimensions. Further I aimed to assess the stigmatisation of these women through their lived experiences of responses from local people.

I found that the women were stigmatised in various ways and that there were hierarchies within the industry. The women were mainly involved in tourism oriented prostitution because of the money and their perception of tourists was, most often, a positive one since tourists usually paid more money for sexual services and behaved nicely.},
  author       = {Helmersson, Sara},
  keyword      = {sexturism,prostitution,Jamaica,självuppfattning,tourism-oriented prostitution,sex tourism,sex work,stigma,stigmatisation,the Caribbean,post-colonial,feminist,self-perception,Social problems and welfare, national insurance,Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"You is a whore you no worth nothing" : Stigmatisation of Jamaican women who are involved in tourism-oriented prostitution},
  year         = {2005},
}