BOOK LAUNCH INVITATION: TOURISM AND GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

BOOK LAUNCH INVITATION: TOURISM AND GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

We invite you to joins us in celebrating the publication of Tourism and Gender-Based Violence on the 30th of September at 4pm (UK time). The launch of the book edited by doctors Paola Vizcaino, Heather Jeffrey and Claudia Eger will include dialogue with contributors, editors and grassroots organisations. As gender remains a marginal area of scholarly activity within tourism, it is perhaps unsurprising that gender-based violence has been largely overlooked. The edited book is a timely addition to the existing…

Read More Read More

Becoming a feminist tourism researcher

Becoming a feminist tourism researcher

It’s one of those things you would expect to remember vividly, but I don’t. A thing you would think would stay with you every second of the day, but it doesn’t. That first time you were harassed by an employer, the time he showed you his penis or tried to press his pursed wrinkly lips against yours. It was so long ago now, and I was so embarrassed and ashamed that it hurt to remember those moments for a long…

Read More Read More

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…

Read More Read More

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…

Read More Read More

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…

Read More Read More

Download the first chapter: Gender Equality in Tourism – Beyond Empowerment

Download the first chapter: Gender Equality in Tourism – Beyond Empowerment

We are happy to share that you can download the first chapter of our director, Stroma Cole’s new edited book “Equality in Tourism – Beyond Empowerment“. 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 the World….

Read More Read More