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Tourism gender research: A critical accounting

Cristina Figueroa-Domecq, Annette Pritchard, Mónica Segovia-Pérez, Nigel Morgan and Teresa Villacé-Molinero

Annals of Tourism Research, 2015, vol. 52, issue C, 87-103

Abstract: This paper seeks to rouse debate about the workings of tourism enquiry as a knowledge-generating system through its critical accounting of the sub-field of tourism gender research. This accounting includes a gender-aware bibliometric analysis of 466 journal papers published during 1985–2012, which categorises the sub-field’s prevailing themes and methodologies and identifies its most prolific authors and popular journals. It contends that, despite three decades of study and a recent increase in papers, tourism gender research remains marginal to tourism enquiry, disarticulated from wider feminist and gender-aware initiatives and lacks the critical mass of research leaders, publications, citations and multi-institutional networks, which characterise other tourism sub-fields. The paper identifies two possible futures for gender-aware tourism research: stagnation or ignition.

Keywords: Bibliometric analysis; Citation; Knowledge; Epistemology; Women; Feminism (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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