Gender Equality and Tourism

Beyond Empowerment

Edited by Stroma Cole
August 2018
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  • Published
    14th August 2018
  • ISBN 9781786394422
  • Language English
  • Pages 160 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.5"
  • Images figures & color photos
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With its questions on the extent to which tourism brings women empowerment, this book will be an engaging and though-provoking read to students and researchers in the areas of tourism, gender studies, development and anthropology.

How far has tourism brought empowerment as autonomy, agency, and authority to the women working in and producing tourism experiences? What are the underlying reasons for the continued biases that hold some women back; or for others how tourism has allowed them to break free, resist and renegotiate gender norms at the personal and societal levels? The first of its kind this book questions on the extent to which tourism brings women empowerment. With global coverage it includes stories of individual women working in many aspects of tourism.

Key Features
• A critical approach to gender and tourism development
• Stories of individual women working across the world in many aspects of tourism
• Truly global experience in its outlook and coverage

1. Introduction: Gender Equality, and Tourism: Beyond Empowerment
2. Gender Equality and Tourism: The Global Policy Context
3. Feminist Perspectives in the Development of Action Plans for Tourism
4. ‘An Uneasy Truth?’: Female Tourism Managers and Organizational Gender Equality Measures in Portugal.
5. Tourism as Empowerment: Women Artisan’s Experiences in Central Mexico
6. Trekking to Women’s Empowerment: A Case Study of a Female Operated Travel Company in Ladakh
7. Women and Tourism in the Township: Tourism for Empowerment?
8. Journeys of Emancipation: Disrupting Poverty in Nepal

Stroma Cole

Stroma Cole is a senior lecturer in Tourism Geography at the University of the West of England. Stroma combines her academic career with action research and consultancy, most recently looking at tourism and water rights in Indonesia. She is a director of Equality in Tourism and was the Chair of Tourism Concern (2006-2012). Stroma is an activist researcher critiquing the consequences of tourism development.