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Tourism and gender: embodiment, sensuality and experience.

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This book seeks to advance feminist and gender tourism studies with its focus on embodiment. Broad themes include: the construction of narratives; how discourses of desire, sensuality and sexuality pervade the tourism experience; the use of the body to represent femininity, masculinity and sensuality; and how travel and tourism allow for empowerment, resistance and carnivalesque opportunities. The...


Chapter 18 (Page no: 290)

(Un)veiling women's employment in the Egyptian travel business.

This chapter focuses on the issue of veiling (the wearing of Islamic dress) in the Egyptian employment context, particularly in travel agencies. It begins by providing a brief history of the veil and an overview of its significance in Islamic societies. The attention then shifts to explore the role of women in the Egyptian labour force in general and in the tourism sector in particular. The chapter discusses the impact of veiling on women's employment opportunities and career development prospects in the Egyptian travel industry.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Editors' introduction: tourism, gender, embodiment and experience. Author(s): Pritchard, A. Morgan, N. Ateljevic, I. Harris, C.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 13) The body in tourism industry. Author(s): Veijola, S. Valtonen, A.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 32) Ambivalent journeys: writing travel as the feminist stranger in Desert Places. Author(s): Fullagar, S.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 47) Travelling for masculinity: the construction of bodies/spaces in Israeli backpackers' narratives. Author(s): Noy, C.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 73) The emergence of the body in the holiday accounts of women and girls. Author(s): Small, J.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 92) Life's a beach and then we diet: discourses of tourism and the 'beach body' in UK women's lifestyle magazines. Author(s): Jordan, F.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 107) The sensual embodiment of Italian women. Author(s): Abramovici, M.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 126) Bodies, carnival and honey days: the example of Coney Island. Author(s): Ryan, C. Gu HuiMan
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 138) The embodiment of the macho gaze in south-eastern Europe: performing femininity and masculinity in Albania and Croatia. Author(s): Ateljevic, I. Hall, D.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 158) Encountering scopophilia, sensuality and desire: engendering Tahiti. Author(s): Pritchard, A. Morgan, N.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 182) Gendered tourism space: a South African perspective. Author(s): Eeden, J. van
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 207) Advertisements as tourism space: 'learning' masculinity and femininity from New Zealand television. Author(s): Desmarais, F.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 219) Gender posed: the people behind the postcards. Author(s): Ringer, G.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 235) Travelling beyond the boundaries of constraint: women, travel and empowerment. Author(s): Harris, C. Wilson, E.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 251) An Israeli lesbian's travel experience: a heterosexual man's interpretation of her diary. Author(s): Poria, Y.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 263) Embodying everyday masculinities in heritage tourism(s). Author(s): Knox, D. Hannam, K.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 273) In search of lesbian space? The experience of Manchester's Gay Village. Author(s): Pritchard, A. Morgan, N. Sedgley, D.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 302) Gender and tourism development: a case study of the Cappadoccia Region of Turkey. Author(s): Elmas, S.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Faculty of Tourism and Hotels, Helwan University, Helwan, Egypt.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2007
  • ISBN
  • 9781845932718
  • Record Number
  • 20083016479