Behind the Smile, Second Edition


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<P>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 updated 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. </P>
<P>Preface<BR>1. Island Tourism<BR>2. Work and Encounters in Tourism<BR>3. The Airport<BR> Redcap Wendy Husbands<BR> Teller and Money Exchanger Joyann Springer<BR>4. The Hotel<BR> Taxi Driver Trevor Mapp<BR> Bartender Sylvan Alleyne<BR> Guest Services Director Marilyn Cooper<BR> Room Attendant (Maid) Sheralyn O'Neale<BR> Security Errol Sobers<BR> Chef Malcolm Bovell<BR> Manager Martin Barrow<BR>5. The Beach<BR> Beach Vendor Rosco Roach<BR> Hotel Water Sports Zerphyl Greaves<BR> Jet-Ski Operator Ricky Hinds<BR> Dive Shop Brian Rock<BR>6. The Attractions<BR> Cruise-Ship Shore Excursions Rosie Hartmann<BR> Island Bus Tours Anderson Hughes<BR> Co-Pilot, Atlantis Submarines Michael Walcott<BR> Tour Guide, Harrison's Cave Malika Marshall<BR> Captain, Jolly Roger Pirate Cruises Dwayne Parry<BR> Owner-Operator, Cycling Tours Robert Quintyne<BR>7. The Research and Promotion of Tourism<BR> Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association Colin Jordan<BR> Chief Research Officer, Ministry of Tourism Everton Gill<BR>8. Conclusion<BR>Epilogue: Student Encounters with Tourists and Tourism<BR>Acknowledgments<BR>Bibliography<BR>Index</P>



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Published 21 March 2012
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EAN13 9780253001290
Language English
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