Lydias Open Door Inside Mexicos Most Modern Brothel: Inside Mexico's Most Modern Brothel
Publisher: University of California Press | ISBN: 0520255364 | edition 2008 | PDF | 296 pages | 1,46 mb
In this groundbreaking ethnographic study, Patty Kelly examines the lives of the women who work in the Zona Galactica, a state-run brothel in Chiapas' capital city. By delving into lives that would otherwise go unremarked, Kelly documents the modernization of the sex industry during the neoliberal era in the city of Tuxtla Gutierrez and illustrates how state-regulated sex became part of a broader effort by government officials to bring modernity to Chiapas, one of Mexico's poorest and most conflicted states. Kelly's innovative approach locates prostitution in a political-economic context by treating it as work.