Behind the Smile, Second Edition: The Working Lives of by George Gmelch

By George Gmelch

Behind the Smile is an inside of examine the area of Caribbean tourism as obvious during the lives of the lads and ladies within the vacationer in Barbados. the staff signify each point of tourism, from maid to lodge supervisor, seashore gigolo to taxi motive force, crimson cap to diving teacher. those hugely own money owed supply perception into advanced questions surrounding tourism: how race shapes interactions among travelers and staff, how travelers may perhaps turn into brokers of cultural switch, the which means of sexual encounters among locals and travelers, and the genuine fiscal and ecological expenditures of improvement via tourism. This up-to-date variation updates the textual content and comprises a number of new narratives and a brand new bankruptcy approximately American scholars’ studies in the course of summer time box college and residential remains in Barbados.

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