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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Call for associates’ input

Call for associates’ input

Equality in Tourism is collaborating with the Spanish NGO CIC Batá to develop a report that will enable a better understanding of the real impacts of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on gender equality, and act as a tool for change. This collaboration has been prompted by the UN World Tourism Organisation’s (UNWTO) launch of the Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development (YSTD) in line with the SDGs. We very much want to reflect the real impacts and challenges of…

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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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