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By M Thea Sinclair

Gender, paintings and Tourism examines the important position performed via girls within the tourism undefined. It discusses the character in their paintings and the ways that tourism creates tensions among the angle and behavior of visitors and the ideals and behavior of neighborhood ladies. one of the parts explored are: the segmentation of tourism paintings in Northern Cyprus; women's and men's paintings in Bali and the department of social and political strength; gendered tourism paintings in Mexico and the Philippines; fabric and ideological adjustments in intercourse tourism in South-East Asia and the exploitation of South-East Asian girls in Japan.

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Thus, the specification for waitresses was ‘attractive, average weight and height, must have enthusiastic attitude’, whereas for barmen, it was ‘strong, average weight and height, very smart, able to communicate well with general public, enthusiastic and helpful manner’ (my emphasis). :111). Like others who have researched women’s employment in the hospitality industry, Adkins found clear employer attempts to control the presentation of women employees in terms of clothing, make-up and prescribed behaviour (Spradley and Mann 1975; Hey 1986; Williams 1988; Leidner 1993).

For example, research in Looe, Cornwall—a typical UK seaside resort—has 34 KATE PURCELL found that business establishments in all sectors depended upon tourism to a greater or lesser extent (Hennessy et al. 1986:25). There is no single UK agency responsible for promoting tourism or monitoring tourism-related employment (NEDO 1992:85). Government employment statistics are thus not classified in a way conducive to identification and aggregation of relevant occupations or analysis of trends, so no such analysis is routinely undertaken.

None, however, are overtly sexual images: they are mostly head-andshoulder shots of demurely clothed women, with smiles that are reassuring rather than inviting. The potential sexuality of the image of a young woman is articulated to offer, not sex itself, but beauty, friendliness and difference. The front cover is rather different, but may suggest how these images function in the context of holiday tourism. It consists of a full-page photograph of a young woman wearing ‘traditional’ oriental dress.

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