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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Why Equality in Tourism will be celebrating “20 Academic Books by Women that Changed tourism” between the 23rd and the 28th of April 2018

Why Equality in Tourism will be celebrating “20 Academic Books by Women that Changed tourism” between the 23rd and the 28th of April 2018

Previous EiT volunteer Marta Mills recently published an excellent analysis of #manels (all male panels or almost all male panels) at the ITB in Berlin, where many of the speakers were recycled from 2017. Shortly after it was brought to our attention that WTM in Latin America’s Opening Ceremony was again almost completely male. Tourism is not the only area dominated by male speakers and after a quick look at the website http://allmalepanels.tumblr.com/, I would forgive you for thinking that…

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Women & empowerment in Nicaragua – a report by our director

Women & empowerment in Nicaragua – a report by our director

One of our directors, Daniela Moreno Alarcón, has been active in Nicaragua for many years and has reported on her research and work there extensively. Her report ‘Empowerment Approach in Tourism: The Voices of Nicaraguan Women‘ was origignally published in London for the Central America Women’s Network, and has now been repurposed for an Albasud project called ‘Treball decent, turisme responsable i empoderament de les dones‘ (Catalan; ‘Decent work, responsible tourism and empowerment of women’ in English). The summary of…

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Water worries – research by Stroma Cole

Water worries – research by Stroma Cole

Stroma Cole recently presented her paper on intersectional feminist political ecology of tourism and water in Labuan Bajo, Indonesia at the 2017 Development Studies Association conference in Bradford, UK. Building on her numerous years of life and research in the country, she explores how tourism impacts the water resources of the region – and how these are, in turn, influenced by gendered socio-political dynamics. The analysis unpicks how patriarchal cultural norms, ethnicity, socio-economic status, life-stage and proximity to water sources…

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New book chapter by Stroma Cole: A Gendered Political Ecology of Tourism and Water

New book chapter by Stroma Cole: A Gendered Political Ecology of Tourism and Water

Our Director Stroma Cole’s chapter in new book Political Ecology of Tourism: Community, Power and the Environment has been published. Chapter 1 in the book, ‘A Gendered Political Ecology of Tourism and Water’ sets the context of a gendered political ecology of tourism and water by tracing the genealogy of political ecology from political economy, both in tourism and water as well as examining the gendered components to both. Given the central importance of water to the tourism industry and…

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New publication from one of our Directors: Dr Stroma Cole

New publication from one of our Directors: Dr Stroma Cole

Tourism and Water Inequity in Bali: A Social-Ecological Systems Analysis has been published in Human Ecology: Volume 43, Issue 3 (2015), Page 439-450 This paper is a social-ecological systems (SES) analysis of tourism and water inequity in Bali. It uses Elinor Ostrom’s SES model to look at the particular niche of Bali’s tourism and water nexus. Re-analysis of previous qualitative research revealed that the vulnerability of the SES was due to numerous characteristics. In particular, user groups are highly diverse, transient…

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