Whiteness, Weddings, and Tourism in the Caribbean

Whiteness, Weddings, and Tourism in the Caribbean

Author: Karen Wilkes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137503916

Category: Social Science

Page: 239

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This book examines myths of the Caribbean as paradise. These myths are used as a backdrop to market destination white weddings. The book is interdisciplinary and uses historical and contemporary visual texts to examine the way in which middle class white womanhood assumes a decorative, privileged, and elevated position within contemporary images of destination weddings in the Caribbean. To facilitate the notion of the Caribbean as paradise, the book argues that this production of luxury is highly dependent on the positioning of blackness as servitude. To this end, tourism marketing appropriates the Caribbean’s history of slavery; transforming the region into a site where whiteness can consume black labor as luxury.
Whiteness, Weddings, and Tourism in the Caribbean
Language: en
Pages: 239
Authors: Karen Wilkes
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-08-18 - Publisher: Springer

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Pages: 278
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