The Red Riviera Gender Tourism and Postsocialism on the

The Red Riviera Gender Tourism and Postsocialism on the


5 thoughts on “The Red Riviera Gender Tourism and Postsocialism on the Black Sea Next Wave New Directions in Womens Studies

  1. Rachel Rachel says:

    this is one of the best books i read at swarth it inspired my crush on bulgaria


  2. Kelsey Kelsey says:

    My Thoughts I had to read this as a textbook for my anthropology class It turned out to be interesting than I thought I felt that at times the author was repeating a lot of information but considering that this was a textbook for me it was a good thing because I could retain the information she was giving the reader There was a lot of information to take in I thought that I would hate this book but it was actually pretty good I love finding out how other people in the world live even if it isn't all bright and sunny thereThis is the type of book that makes you want to talk about what is going on in the world You want to talk about those issues that affect women and all people There are enough pictures in the book to explain the setting The country and areas which the author refers to are clearly described and so are the people that she interviewed It was great to have the point of view of those that lived this life not just someone standing on the outside looking in I also must say though it's kind of rude of me that I'm glad the author didn't say the solution to the countries problems would to be like Americans The west isn't as great as it seems At times though I know it has a lot of downsides and I didn't have to live through what these people did I believed that their old way of running things sounded better than dealing with all their hard times Maybe I was just looking for an easy way outI cannot imagine what the lives of these people are really like but it was great to get a small glimpse of it I really feel for these peopleTo Finish I thought this was a fairly good book It wouldn't be something that I would have just picked up for fun but it was still interesting If you are interested in the world other countries or economics then you should check out this book It's short a uick read


  3. Celia Celia says:

    I read this book while conducting a major literature review And when I say I read this I mean I actually read it No skimming no first and last chapter no hurrying just enjoyment thoughtful reflection and slow digesting It was that good especially in comparison to most other academic ethnographies out thereBriefly Kristen Ghodsee looks at how women in Bulgaria have dealt with the transition from socialism to capitalism Through stories of women working in the European tourism industry she suggests that access to cultural capital primarily skills and education became important in determining the success of women in the transition than access to money or networks One of the areas women worked in during Soviet times was tourism and many women continue to work in tourism now She indicates that there is a sharp difference between women who have used their portfolio of capital successfully in the transition and women who have not but that the cultural capital developed during socialism matters She further suggests that NGOs and feminists advocating for non economic rights have not helped Bulgarian women get what they want economic access through education and further skills buildingI truly enjoyed the experience of reading this book from humorous dialogue to case stories of young and middle aged women in the Bulgarian tourist industry to a thoughtful history of Soviet tourism and the realities of the post Soviet Eastern European economy Ghodsee has done a great job in writing this and I highly recommend it This is what an ethnography should look like


  4. Faith Faith says:

    This was an very interesting ethnography concerning women employed within the tourism industry in recently postsocialist Bulgaria Ghodsee highlights commonly misunderstood assumptions concerning gender disparities the transition from communism to capitalism and the concerns of Bulgarians today Ghodsee further analyzes how western ideals or ''solutions' to problems such as unemployment and lack of education will not necessarily solve problems in postsocialist countries due to differences in prior perspectives and ways of life Overall a very stimulating uick and educational read


  5. Ke Ke says:

    Maybe it is because I have never been to the Black Sea so I had a hard time imagining the setting of the study Still the book gave me a better idea of the lives of those working in that tourism industry


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The Red Riviera Gender Tourism and Postsocialism on the Black Sea Next Wave New Directions in Womens Studies [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.

  • Paperback
  • 240 pages
  • The Red Riviera Gender Tourism and Postsocialism on the Black Sea Next Wave New Directions in Womens Studies
  • Kristen R. Ghodsee
  • English
  • 17 March 2016
  • 9780822336624

About the Author: Kristen R. Ghodsee

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