Sex, Tourism and the Postcolonial Encounter: Landscapes of Longing in Egypt by Jessica Jacobs, Dimitri Ioannides
Illustrated by interviews with women and men in the tourist resorts in the Sinai, Egypt, this book opens up the debate surrounding sex tourism by examining the way in which holiday romances between western women and 'native' men are linked to a much wider romanticism of place and people, which is used to sell these destinations. The work provides insights into gender issues to do with globalization, travel and sexuality.
Jessica Jacobs, Royal Holloway University of London, UK
Table of Contents
Contents: Preface; Nostalgia for travel – adventure travel and the ethnic encounter in Egypt; Writing women's travel; Paradise and deserts – tourist landscapes on the margins of modernity; Becoming a nomad – the ethnosexual encounter today; Re-imagined masculinities: from marginal to hyperreal; Negotiations in tourist space; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.