Behind the Smile The Working Lives of Caribbean Tourism

ISBN-10: 0253001234

ISBN-13: 9780253001238

Edition: 2nd 2012 (Revised)

Authors: George Gmelch
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Description: 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 surrounding 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 new edition updates the text and includes several new narratives and a new chapter about American students' experiences during summer field school and home stays in Barbados.

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Book details

List price: $19.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 3/21/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Preface
Preface to the Second Edition
Island Tourism
Work and Encounters in Tourism
The Airport
Redcap
Teller and Money Exchanger
The Hotel
Taxi Driver
Bartender
Guest Services Director
Room Attendant (Maid)
Security
Chef
Manager
The Beach
Beach Vendor
Hotel Water Sports
Jet-Ski Operator
Dive Shop
The Attractions
Cruise-Ship Shore Excursions
Island Bus Tours
Co-Pilot, Atlantis Submarines
Tour Guide, Harrison's Cave
Captain, Jolly Roger Pirate Cruises
Owner-Operator
The Research and Promotion of Tourism
Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association
Chief Research Officer, Ministry of Tourism
Conclusion
Epilogue: Student Encounters with Tourists and Tourism
Acknowledgments
Acknowledgments for the Second Edition
Bibliography
Index
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