Gender, Work and Tourism
Edited by M Thea Sinclair, M. Thea Sinclair
Routledge – 1996 – 256 pages
Gender, Work and Tourism examines the central role played by women in the tourism industry. It discusses the nature of their work and the ways in which tourism creates tensions between the attitude and conduct of tourists and the beliefs and behaviour of local women.
Among the areas explored are: the segmentation of tourism work in Northern Cyprus; women's and men's work in Bali and the division of social and political power; gendered tourism work in Mexico and the Philippines; material and ideological changes in sex tourism in South-East Asia and the exploitation of South-East Asian women in Japan.
"I have read this text with great pleasure and keep using it whenever working on gender, work and/or on tourism issues. It is a great resource for anybody interested in either of those issues", Minu Hemmati, Tourism in Focus, Spring 2000, No.35
'The book is a very valuable contribution to the social scientific study of gender and work, and is highly recommended to those engaged in studying, teaching or researching gender in fields like anthropology, sociology, geography and economics.' - Tourism Recreation Research
Thea Sinclair is Senior Lecturer in Economics and Director of the Tourism Research Centre at the University of Kent