Women and Tourist Work in Jamaica: Seven Miles of Sandy Beach (Anthropology of Tourism: Heritage) (Paperback)
In Women and Tourist Work in Jamaica: Seven Miles of Sandy Beach, A. Lynne Bolles examines Jamaican women tourist workers and their workplaces in Negril, Jamaica. A major component of Negril's tourism success is the labor of women tourist workers, ranging from housekeepers to hotel and business owners. Bolles's ethnographic research examines key aspects of women's labor in the tourist industry through the lenses of class, color, education, and training. Through the narratives of thirty interlocutors, Bolles focuses on the prescience of emotional labor and face-to-face encounters, investigating these women's ideas about tourism on the local level and their wariness of the changing physical environment as a result of tourism expansion. For more information, check out A Conversation with A. Lynn Bolles: Women and Tourist Work in Jamaica.
A. Lynn Bolles is professor emerita of The Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park, and past president of the Caribbean Studies Association.