A Research Agenda for Gender and Tourism

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A Research Agenda for Gender and Tourism

9781789902525 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Erica Wilson, Professor of Tourism, Southern Cross University, Australia and Donna Chambers, Professor, Cultural and Creative Industries, Department of Arts, Northumbria University, UK
Publication Date: 2023 ISBN: 978 1 78990 252 5 Extent: 260 pp
Original and thought-provoking, this Research Agenda investigates the many ways in which tourism is gendered. It outlines current thought and directions for future research, looking forward by imagining and challenging the ways that gender will continue to intersect with and impact on tourism, as well as looking back to trace the key developments and contributions in gendered thinking.

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Elgar Research Agendas outline the future of research in a given area. Leading scholars are given the space to explore their subject in provocative ways, and map out the potential directions of travel. They are relevant but also visionary. Forward-looking and innovative, Elgar Research Agendas are an essential resource for PhD students, scholars and anybody who wants to be at the forefront of research.

Original and thought-provoking, this Research Agenda investigates the many ways in which tourism is gendered. It outlines current thought and directions for future research, looking forward by imagining and challenging the ways that gender will continue to intersect with and impact on tourism, as well as looking back to trace the key developments and contributions in gendered thinking.

Chapters consider and rethink gender in the context of tourism from multiple vantage points, contexts and perspectives. Divided into three parts, the Research Agenda reflects key threads in a contemporary research agenda: gender theory, analysis and review; gender, tourism and work; and gendered tourism experiences. Bringing together a range of diverse and inclusive contributions, it moves beyond binary assumptions of ‘women’ and ‘men’ towards the intersectionalities among gender, race, class, sexuality and power in relation to tourism.

Highlighting emerging research in the field, along with the methods and paradigms that are at the forefront of gendered tourism research, this Research Agenda will be an invigorating read for critical tourism researchers as well as gender researchers and those in the social sciences more broadly.
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‘A Research Agenda for Gender and Tourism critically expands our understandings of the gendered aspects of tourism. This insightful and timely book invites us to explore new theoretical and methodological avenues and shows us how gendered knowledge(s) relate to particular geo-political and historical contexts.’
– Ana María Munar, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

''An intellectually engaging collection of diverse case studies investigating gender in tourism, framed between a cogent overview of issues and a stunning conclusion by editors Wilson and Chambers. The authors address where are we going as feminist scholars engaged in intersectional research with transformational goals toward equity. Brava!''
– Margaret Byrne Swain, University of California, Davis, US
Contributors
Contributors: Rafiah Almathami, Sandeep Basnyat, Donna Chambers, Karolina Doughty, Elspeth Frew, Fernando Almeida García, Abolfazl Siyamiyan Gorji, Claudia Becerra Gualdrón, Seyedasaad Hosseini, Jess Sanggyeong Je, Judith Mair, Rafael Cortés Macías, Pau Ka (Carmen) Mun, Brooke Porter, Helene Pristed Nielsen, Heike Schänzel, Margreet van der Burg, Erica Wilson, Elaine Chiao Ling Yang
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Contents:

1 Introduction to A Research Agenda for Gender
and Tourism 1
Erica Wilson and Donna Chambers

PART I GENDER AND TOURISM: THEORY, ANALYSIS
AND REVIEW
2 Theorising gender and tourism in island locations 23
Helene Pristed Nielsen
3 Migrant Women in hospitality: a critical analysis
of Australian newspapers during COVID-19 43
Elaine Chiao Ling Yang
4 Gender equality reporting in tourism 63
Jess Sanggyeong Je and Elaine Chiao Ling Yang
5 Socio-cultural barriers to Saudi women’s
participation in the tourism industry: a systematic
literature review 91
Rafiah Almathami and Judith Mair

PART II GENDER, TOURISM AND WORK
6 Gender, empowerment and tourism in Iran:
a Muslim perspective 115
Seyedasaad Hosseini, Abolfazl Siyamiyan Gorji,
Rafael Cortés Macías and Fernando Almeida García
7 Shift working in the hotel industry: experiences of
female migrant workers in Macao 135
Sandeep Basnyat and Pau Ka Mun (Carmen)
8 Negotiating gender and power during COVID-19:
women and tourism in San Gil, Colombia 155
Claudia Becerra-Gualdrón, Karolina Doughty and
Margreet van der Burg
9 Gender-based violence and risk in tourism field
research 179
Heike Schänzel and Brooke Porter
10 The importance of friendship: the lived
experience of female delegates female delegates
association conferences 199
Elspeth Frew and Judith Mair
11 Conclusion to A Research Agenda for Gender and
Tourism 219
Donna Chambers and Erica Wilson

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