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Inside Look: more from ‘Gender Equality and Tourism’

Inside Look: more from ‘Gender Equality and Tourism’

The oft-repeated rhetoric by the UNWTO and other multinational organisations is that tourism empowers women. But is this claim actually true? Edited by our director Stroma Cole, the newly released book “Gender Equality and Tourism – Beyond Empowerment” brings together the perspectives of diverse stakeholders, from INGOs, national governments, and managers as well as employees in a variety of tourism fields. The powerful stories of women working in tourism further illustrate how, despite prejudice and stereotypes, they break free, resist…

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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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20 BOOKS BY WOMEN ACADEMICS THAT CHANGED TOURISM (3)

20 BOOKS BY WOMEN ACADEMICS THAT CHANGED TOURISM (3)

For the past two days, we have been posting four books by women authors that we feel have changed tourism and today is no different. In celebration of Academic Book Week, today we would like to start by celebrating the first full text on qualitative methods in tourism. Jenny Phillimore and Lisa Goodson’s 2004 edited book, Qualitative Research in Tourism: Ontologies, Epistemologies and Methodologies introduced ‘new’ tourism methodologies. Surprisingly, even though the field of tourism is inter, multi or trans-disciplinary…

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20 Books by Women Academics that Changed Tourism (2)

20 Books by Women Academics that Changed Tourism (2)

Yesterday EiT celebrated four books by four female authors that we feel changed tourism and today we will introduce a further four as part of a series celebrating Academic Book Week. Yesterday, we celebrated autobiographical writing alongside other forms and any celebration of this type would not be complete with acknowledging the work of Professor Gillian Rose. In 1993, Gillian’s book Feminism and Geography: The Limits of Geographical Knowledge was released, the book highlighted the masculinism inherent within geography, an…

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20 Books by Women Academics that Changed Tourism

20 Books by Women Academics that Changed Tourism

As we previously highlighted expert women are often overlooked when it comes to talking at conferences or in the media. In fact, expert women are even overlooked when it comes to citing academic sources in journal articles and books. Visibilising women authors during academic book week is just one step on the road to equality, so EiT has selected 20 books by women academics that we think have changed tourism. This week we will celebrate four books by women authors…

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