[PDF / Epub] ☉ The Red Riviera Gender Tourism and Postsocialism on the Black Sea Next Wave New Directions in Womens Studies By Kristen R. Ghodsee – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk This compelling ethnography of women working in Bulgaria’s popular sea and ski resorts challenges the idea that women have consistently fared worse than men in Eastern Europe’s transition from soc Riviera Gender Kindle Ñ This compelling ethnography of women working in Bulgaria’s popular sea and ski resorts challenges the idea that women have consistently fared worse than men in Eastern Europe’s transition from socialism to a market economy For decades western European tourists have flocked to Bulgaria’s beautiful beaches and mountains; Red Riviera Gender Tourism and PDF \ tourism is today one The Red Kindle - of the few successful—and expanding—sectors of the country’s economy Even at the highest levels of management employment in the tourism industry has long been dominated by women Kristen Ghodsee explains why this is and how women working in the industry have successfully negotiated their way through Bulgaria’s capitalist transformation while the fortunes Red Riviera Gender PDF Å of most of the population have plummeted She highlights how prior to the communist planners sought to create full employment for all at the same time that they steered women into the service sector The women given jobs in tourism obtained higher educations foreign language skills and experiences working with Westerners Red Riviera Gender Tourism and PDF \ all of which positioned them to take advantage of the institutional changes eventually brought about by privatizationInterspersed throughout The Red Riviera are vivid examinations of the lives of Bulgarian women including a waitress a tour operator a chef a maid a receptionist and a travel agent Through these women’s stories Ghodsee describes their employment prior to and after She considers the postsocialist forces that have shaped the tourist industry over the past fifteen years the emergence of a new democratic state the small but increasing interest of foreign investors and transnational corporations and the proliferation of ngos Ghodsee suggests that many of the ngos by insisting that Bulgarian women are necessarily disenfranchised ignore their significant professional successes.
- 240 pages
- The Red Riviera Gender Tourism and Postsocialism on the Black Sea Next Wave New Directions in Womens Studies
- Kristen R. Ghodsee
- 17 March 2016 Kristen R. Ghodsee