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Gender equality and tourism: beyond empowerment

Gender equality and tourism: beyond empowerment

Cole, Stroma, 1962- editor

Does tourism empower women working in and producing tourism? How are women using the transformations tourism brings to their advantage? How do women, despite prejudice and stereotypes, break free, resist and renegotiate gender norms at the personal and societal levels? When does tourism increase women's autonomy, agency and authority? This book questions the extent to which tourism brings women empowerment. With global coverage, it includes stories of individual women working in many aspects of tourism. It provides a critical gendered analysis that questions the extent to which tourism brings women empowerment

Paperback, Book. English.
All formats and editions (2)
Published Wallingford, Oxfordshire: CABI, [2018]
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Stroma Cole
ISBN: 1786394421, 9781786394422
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xiii, 150 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 25 cm
Subject: Tourism Social aspects.; Travel and Tourism.; Women in tourism.


  1. 1: Introduction: Gender Equality and Tourism – Beyond Empowerment
  2. 2: Gender Equality and Tourism: The Global Policy Context
  3. 3: Feminist Perspectives in the Development of Action Plans for Tourism
  4. 4: ‘An Uneasy Truth?’: Female Tourism Managers and Organizational Gender Equality Measures in Portugal
  5. 5: Tourism as Empowerment: Women Artisan’s Experiences in Central Mexico
  6. 6: Trekking to Women’s Empowerment: A Case Study of a Female-Operated Travel Company in Ladakh
  7. 7: Women and Tourism in the Township: Tourism for Empowerment?
  8. 8: Journeys of Emancipation: Disrupting Poverty in Nepal
  9. 9: Tourism and Women’s Rights in Tunisia
  10. 10: Tourism Entrepreneurship and Gender in the Global South: The Mexican Experience
  11. 11: Tourism, Dolls and Dreams: The Last Generation?
  12. 12: Conclusions: Beyond Empowerment