International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

One in three women experience physical or sexual abuse at some point in their lives, and these numbers are only the ones we know about. There are numerous reasons why women might not report acts of violence, but perhaps fourth-wave feminism is working towards changing the discourse through movements such as #metoo. This International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women UN Women is asking us to Orange the World and stand together against rape culture. Today will be…

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Where are all the women chefs?

Where are all the women chefs?

Gender stereotypes are often used to explain horizontal and vertical segregation in the tourism and hospitality industries, but there is one area that demands we question this (at least to some extent): the kitchen. Did you know that women make up just around 20% of chefs in the UK? And yet one of the most prevalent stereotypes is surely that a woman’s place is in the kitchen! The statistics might be understood as an example of transcending gender stereotypes (men in…

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Summer Conference Season

Summer Conference Season

This summer our associates have been busy presenting research at a number of international conferences on the topic of gender and tourism. We feel it is time to celebrate women who are working to promote research into this area and change the status quo of male-dominated conferences. At the beginning of the summer, our director Dr. Stroma Cole and our associate Dr. Hazel Tucker organised a session on Gender and Tourism Power at the ISA World Congress of Sociology in Toronto. The…

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Book Announcement: Gender Equality in Tourism – Beyond Empowerment

Book Announcement: Gender Equality in Tourism – Beyond Empowerment

Equality in Tourism is pleased to announce, our director, Stroma Cole’s new edited book “Equality in Tourism – Beyond Empowerment” will soon be on a bookshelf near you. This book is unique in that it interweaves stories of individual women working around the world in many aspects of tourism. A primary aim of the book was to hear and (re)present women’s voices that still so often go unheard. The book includes numerous academic chapters charting women’s stories and tourism around…

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20 Books by Women that Changed Tourism (5)

20 Books by Women that Changed Tourism (5)

Today concludes the series of posts celebrating books that have changed tourism written by women authors for Academic Book Week. If you have been following the series you would have realized that we have taken to celebrating more recent books that we hope will change the industry and the academy alongside more established texts. Today we will start with one such book by Catheryn Khoo-Lattimore and Erica Wilson, who edited the 2017 Women and Travel: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. This…

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20 BOOKS BY WOMEN THAT CHANGED TOURISM (4)

20 BOOKS BY WOMEN THAT CHANGED TOURISM (4)

Judith Butler has not only changed tourism, but she has changed the World. Like many influential thinkers, it is difficult to trace her ideas, but I believe she has influenced the books that follow.  Gender Trouble, published in 1990 was the foundation for Queer theory, and brought about the performative turn in feminist theory – this is not to say that all feminists agree on this. For Judith (and many who agree with her), there is no essence of gender,…

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