This book examines the relationship between gender and sustainability in tourism. Whilst an extensive body of work exists in the areas of gender and sustainability, these two fields of knowledge are seldom combined to examine tourism phenomena.
When we look at the evolution of tourism, we see that sustainability has become an essential element in educational programmes, policy making and strategic considerations for organisations and destinations. Whilst the beginnings of tourism sustainability were challenging, presently, its relevance is seldom questioned. However, this situation is not the case with gender research. Although gender theorising and research have existed for over a century, and a rich legacy of knowledge exists on this topic, meaningful and respectful engagement with this line of scholarship is thus far peripheral in tourism studies. The aim of this book is to reflect on and rethink the intersection of gender and tourism sustainability through the lens of gender theory and feminist epistemology to stay with the trouble and devise pathways for sustainability gender knowledge.
This book will be of great interest to students, researchers, and academics in tourism, gender and sustainability, as well as tourism management. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Sustainable Tourism.
Introduction: Gender and tourism sustainability
Claudia Eger, Ana Maria Munar and Cathy Hsu
Part I: Troubling Gender and Tourism Sustainability
1. LGBTIQ + identities in tourism and leisure research: a systematic qualitative literature review
Faith Ong, Oscar Vorobjovas-Pinta and Clifford Lewis
2. Gendering sustainability’s contradictions: between change and continuity
3. Tourists’ water conservation behavior in hotels: the role of gender
Ana B. Casado-Díaz et al.
4. An examination of critical determinants of carbon offsetting attitudes: the role of gender
Gregory Denton, Hengxuan Chi and Dogan Gursoy
5. Sustainability through the tourism entrepreneurship journey: a gender perspective
Cristina Figueroa-Domecq et al.Part II: Ideology, Social Organising and the Human-Nature Divide
6. Are we all in this together? Gender intersectionality and sustainable tourism
7. Defacing: affect and situated knowledges within a rock climbing tourismscape
Michela J. Stinson and Bryan S. R. Grimwood
8. Gendering knowledge in tourism: gender (in)equality initiatives in the tourism academy
Katherine Dashper, Jane Turner and Yana Wengel
9. Sexual harassment, psychological well-being, and job satisfaction of female tour guides: the effects of social and organizational support
Zaid Alrawadieh et al.10. Gender issues in tourism organisations: insights from a two-phased pragmatic systematic literature review
Jess Sanggyeong Je, Catheryn Khoo and Elaine Chiao Ling Yang
Part III: Challenging Gender Norms
11. The sustainability of gender norms: women over 30 and their physical appearance on holiday
12. Cultivating success: personal, family and societal attributes affecting women in agritourism
Ann E. Savage, Carla Barbieri and Susan Jakes
13. The contribution of all-women tours to well-being in middle-aged Muslim women
Adel Nikjoo et al.
14. The gendered effects of statecraft on women in tourism: economic sanctions, women’s disempowerment and sustainability?
Siamak Seyfi, Colin Michael Hall and Tan Vo-Thanh
15. The social, cultural, economic and political strategies extending women’s territory by encroaching on patriarchal embeddedness in tourism in Nepal
Wendy Hillman and Kylie Radel