Behind the Smile: The Working Lives of Caribbean Tourism

Behind the Smile is an inside look at the world of Caribbean tourism as seen through the lives of the men and women in the tourist industry in Barbados The workers represent every level of tourism, from maid to hotel manager, beach gigolo to taxi driver, red cap to diving instructor These highly personal accounts offer insight into complex questions about tourism how raBehind the Smile is an inside look at the world of Caribbean tourism as seen through the lives of the men and women in the tourist industry in Barbados The workers represent every level of tourism, from maid to hotel manager, beach gigolo to taxi driver, red cap to diving instructor These highly personal accounts offer insight into complex questions about tourism how race shapes interactions between tourists and workers, how tourists may become agents of cultural change, the meaning of sexual encounters between locals and tourists, and the real economic and ecological costs of development through tourism This updated edition includes several new narratives and a new chapter about American students experiences during summer school and home stays in Barbados.
Behind the Smile The Working Lives of Caribbean Tourism Behind the Smile is an inside look at the world of Caribbean tourism as seen through the lives of the men and women in the tourist industry in Barbados The workers represent every level of tourism fr

  • Title: Behind the Smile: The Working Lives of Caribbean Tourism
  • Author: George Gmelch
  • ISBN: 9780253216151
  • Page: 354
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Behind the Smile: The Working Lives of Caribbean Tourism”

    1. While there is nothing groundbreaking or majestic in the writing, it is what it purports to be, a good survey of working class and management Barbadians (Bajans) working in various aspects of the tourism industry.I love oral history and understanding what people do in their own words, so I personally enjoyed getting an insight into the feelings and sentiments of those who work to make vacations pleasurable.It's a niche book, written in an academic fashion, interesting if you care about the topic [...]

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