Exploring women’s employment in tourism under state-socialism: Experiences of tourism work in socialist Romania.

Chapman, A., Dumbreaveanu, D., Light, D. and Young, C., 2015. Exploring women’s employment in tourism under state-socialism: Experiences of tourism work in socialist Romania. Tourist Studies, 16 (2), pp. 151-169.

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DOI: 10.1177/1468797615594747

Abstract

Recent academic debate into women’s experiences of tourism employment has emphasised the extremely heterogeneous nature of such work and the need for sensitivity to local political, economic, social and cultural contexts. This paper focuses on one such context which has received little attention – state socialism – and we explore women’s experiences of tourism work in socialist Romania. Such work had characteristics in common with non- socialist contexts, but in other ways took a form which was distinctive to the socialist state. It was characterised by extensive training, good pay, and opportunities for promotion (at least to middle management level). The socialist state also devised unique solutions to the problem of the seasonality of tourism work. However women also faced extensive surveillance by the state’s security services and faced harsh penalties for under-performance.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1468-7976
Uncontrolled Keywords:gender; Romania; socialist-era; tourism; tourism employment
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
Group:Faculty of Management
ID Code:24282
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:28 Jun 2016 14:23
Last Modified:20 Jul 2016 01:08

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