Sex, tourism and the postcolonial encounter: Landscapes of longing in Egypt

Jessica Jacobs

Research output: Book/ReportBook


Illustrated by interviews with women and men in the tourist resorts in the Sinai, Egypt, this book opens up the debate surrounding sex tourism by examining the way in which holiday romances between western women and 'native' men are linked to a much wider romanticism of place and people, which is used to sell these destinations. The work provides insights into gender issues to do with globalization, travel and sexuality.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages154
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-7546-8904-1
ISBN (Print)978-0-7546-4788-1
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2010

Publication series

NameNew Directions in Tourism Analysis


  • Sex tourism, cultural geography, postcolonial studies, Middle East, Egypt

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