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No Doy: Brain Surgeon UNLV Faculty says Sex is Part of Las Vegas Economy

By Chuckmonster on Thursday, 13th October 2005 10:19pm
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Two UNLV authors discussed their new book about Nevada brothels Wednesday. Dr. Joanne L. Goodwin, director of the Women's Research Institute of Nevada, introduced Barbara G. Brents and Kate Hausbeck, associate professors of sociology at UNLV. They have co-authored a new book, "The State of Sex: the Nevada Prostitution Industry," that will be released later this year. Brents and Hausbeck presented slides alongside the lecture, which represented an overview of the book.

They said that the sex industry in Las Vegas drives Nevada's consumer economy. Phone sex, pornography, video sales, escort services, strip clubs and prostitution are all part of the sex industry. Brents and Hausbeck noted three social trends: sex is now a part of popular culture, sex is an accepted part of commercial culture and the acceptance of sexual images in our culture is growing. American culture focuses on images on television and in print media that are tied to identity. The products that people choose to consume come to define them. Images in advertising that were once considered to be racy or obscene are now commonplace and accepted by the public.

[ Uh...No SHIT? ya don't say! REAAAALY? Whoodathunkit!!! Academia is for retards. - Ed ]



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