Article Type

Research Article


Following a gendered mobilities approach, this one-of-a-kind, multi-sited study explores the differentiated beach leisure lifestyles and practices of local female beach goers frequenting the increasingly popular ladies-only resorts in Lebanon through the examination of the complex synergy between business, gender, lifestyle. religion and mental constructions. Stemming from in-depth interviews, the qualitative findings have exposed the various forces at play behind some gendered business practices and beach leisure choices shaping the beach industry in Lebanon as well as how the beach leisure business is contributing to the redefinition and reinterpretation of the female body, womanhood and feminism


Ladies-only resorts; Women-only beaches; Gendered beach industry; Gendered Beach leisure; Gendered mobilities