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Interrogating gender and the tourism academy through epistemological lens

Chambers, Donna, Munar, Ana Maria, Khoo-Lattimore, Catheryn and Biran, Avital (2017) Interrogating gender and the tourism academy through epistemological lens. Anatolia. pp. 1-16.

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This introductory essay argues for the adoption of feminist epistemologies to unpack the role, nature and effects of gender (in)equality in our tourism academy. Our focus on tourism academia recognizes the importance of tourism to social life and the crucial role that tourism academics play in knowledge production. We therefore argue for a shift in the focus of extant gender research in tourism away from tourism as a phenomenon to ourselves as tourism academics. We provide an overview of the five papers in this special issue which explore the gendered nature of our academy in diverse contexts, ending with a call for greater self-reflexivity to achieve a more just and equitable tourism academy, thus benefiting both women and men.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: tourism academy; self-reflexivity; feminism; feminist epistemologies
Depositing User: Donna Chambers


Item ID: 7789
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Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2017 13:27
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2019 15:41


Author: Donna Chambers ORCID iD
Author: Ana Maria Munar
Author: Catheryn Khoo-Lattimore
Author: Avital Biran

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Faculty of Business, Law and Tourism
Faculty of Business, Law and Tourism > Sunderland Business School



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