Men, Masculinities, Travel and Tourism pp Cite as. Such bodies are often visibly marked as heterosexual, working class and gender appropriate in behaviour, dress and style. This imagery is underpinned through hegemonic notions of the masculine or feminine working-class body at play. Imagery used in Benidorm and the experiences of Andrews during her research, reflect that tourism is an embodied leisure activity that is built and sustained through human relations, which are affected by both global and local gender relations. Although tourism may offer some tourists a limi- noid state away from home, where daily realities can be forgotten see Shaw and Williams, , the centrality of gender to contemporary understandings of self and identity has the consequence that gender roles, expectations and performance are sustained by or even intensified within tourist sites and spaces. Unable to display preview.
Imagine the scene. Thousands of people are crammed in around you, talking and jostling and waiting for something to start. This is clearly a big event in the city, and something that people have been looking forward to. Surreptitious bets are being placed in hidden areas of the mostly male crowd and anticipation is high.
There are problems with this image of the U. First, in American factories, the workforce is far more diverse than the Rust Belt narrative would have it. More important, those industrial workers who supposedly put Trump in office a dubious assumption have never made up the entirety of the working class or even its majority.