Tourism and Gender: Embodiment, Sensuality and Experience

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While contemporary popular discourses dismiss gender and feminism as passé, patriarchy and sexism continue to limit human possibilities around the globe. The tourism industry can be a force for empowerment but it can also shore up exploitative gendered practices. At the same time, tourism enquiry itself continues to be dominated by western, masculinist approaches.

This collection of studies 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 finally how travel and tourism allow for empowerment, resistance and carnivalesque opportunities.

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" is a much welcomed and excellent book that contributes to a critical perspective and ongoing discussion of tourism as a phenomenon, and it is thus highly relevant to academics and students as well as practitioners."
Erika Andersson Cederholm
" is a much welcomed and excellent book that contributes to a critical perspective and ongoing discussion of tourism as a phenomenon, and it is thus highly relevant to academics and students as well as practitioners."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845932718
  • Publisher: CAB International North America
  • Publication date: 11/24/2007
  • Series: CABI Series
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.87 (w) x 9.75 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors     vii
Foreword   Margaret Byrne Swain     xi
Acknowledgements     xiii
List of Tables     xv
List of Figures     xvii
Editors' Introduction: Tourism, Gender, Embodiment and Experience   Annette Pritchard   Nigel Morgan   Irena Ateljevic   Candice Harris     1
The Body in Tourism Industry   Soile Veijola   Anu Valtonen     13
Ambivalent Journeys: Writing Travel as the Feminist Stranger in Desert Places   Simone Fullagar     32
Travelling for Masculinity: The Construction of Bodies/Spaces in Israeli Backpackers' Narratives   Chaim Noy     47
The Emergence of the Body in the Holiday Accounts of Women and Girls   Jennie Small     73
Life's a Beach and then We Diet: Discourses of Tourism and the 'Beach Body' in UK Women's Lifestyle Magazines   Fiona Jordan     92
The Sensual Embodiment of Italian Women   Martine Abramovici     107
Bodies, Carnival and Honey Days: The Example of Coney Island   Chris Ryan   Huiman Gu     126
The Embodiment of the Macho Gaze in South-eastern Europe: Performing Femininity and Masculinity in Albania and Croatia   Irena Ateljevic   Derek Hall     138
Encountering Scopophilia, Sensuality and Desire: Engendering Tahiti   Annette Pritchard   Nigel Morgan     158
Gendered Tourism Space: A South African Perspective   Jeanne van Eeden     182
Advertisements as Tourism Space: 'Learning' Masculinity and Femininity from New Zealand Television   Fabrice Desmarais     207
Gender Posed: The People Behind the Postcards   Greg Ringer     219
Travelling Beyond the Boundaries of Constraint: Women, Travel and Empowerment   Candice Harris   Erica Wilson     235
An Israeli Lesbian's Travel Experience: A Heterosexual Man's Interpretation of Her Diary   Yaniv Poria     251
Embodying Everyday Masculinities in Heritage Tourism(s)   Dan Knox   Kevin Hannam     263
In Search of Lesbian Space? The Experience of Manchester's Gay Village   Annette Pritchard   Nigel Morgan   Diane Sedgley     273
(Un)veiling Women's Employment in the Egyptian Travel Business   Nashwa Samir El-Sherif Ibrahim   Annette Pritchard   Eleri Jones     290
Gender and Tourism Development: A Case Study of the Cappadoccia Region of Turkey   Sermin Elmas     302
Index     315
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