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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...


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Gender and tourism development: a case study of the Cappadoccia Region of Turkey.

This chapter discusses the nature of women's work in tourism-related services in the Cappadoccia region of central Turkey. It attempts to contribute to the growing body of gender analysis within tourism studies by examining the conditions of women's work outside the home (e.g. in hotels, restaurants and handicraft-producing workplaces) and within the home (e.g. in pensions and in handicraft production), as well as analysing the segregation of work between sexes from a gender perspective. In particular it examines: the conditions of women's participation in social production; their motivations for work; work satisfaction; the various ways in which women are controlled and supervised; their relations with trade unions; and the mechanisms through which existing forms of gender subordination are reproduced in tourism-related organizations, as well as in women's private lives.

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: 18 (Page no: 290) (Un)veiling women's employment in the Egyptian travel business. Author(s): Ibrahim, N. S. E. Pritchard, A. Jones, E.

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