Femininities in the Field: Tourism and Transdisciplinary Research

Femininities in the Field: Tourism and Transdisciplinary Research

By: Brooke A. Porter (editor), Heike A. Schanzel (editor)Paperback

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The aim of this book is to analyse and reflect on the effect of femininities in the field and the encountered biases specific to women researchers in tourism studies. The purpose of the book is to define potential areas of gender bias using international case studies from five continents to improve the validity and transparency of future research conducted by researchers in transcultural contexts. It covers broad themes including access, attire and conduct, sexual harassment, personal safety, and accompanied research and well-being. The volume provides case studies using reflexivity to create baselines for comparison for female (and male) researchers doing fieldwork and outlines potential areas of concern for supervisors through a transdisciplinary approach in a global context. It is an essential guide for supervisors, students, ethics committee members and any researchers.

About Author

Brooke A. Porter is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at AUT University in New Zealand. She also serves as Scientific Adviser at Coral Triangle Conservancy and works as an Adjunct Professor at Umbra Institute, Italy. Her research interests include aquatic anthropology, marine conservation, marine tourism, social entrepreneurship tourism and voluntourism. Heike A. Schanzel is Senior Lecturer and programme leader postgraduate in International Tourism Management at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. Her research interests include tourist behaviour and social experiences, children and families in tourism, and femininities and paternal masculinities in tourism research.


Nigel Morgan and Annette Pritchard: Foreword Brooke A. Porter: Preface Brooke A. Porter and Heike A. Schanzel: Introduction 1. Jill Hamilton and Russell Fielding: Safety First: The Biases of Gender and Precaution in Fieldwork 2. Jane Godfrey and Stephen Wearing: Negotiating Machismo as a Female Researcher and Volunteer Tourist in Cusco, Peru 3. Shannon Switzer Swanson: The Married Life (as a Marine Tourism Researcher) 4. Lindsay E. Usher: "Dale Chica!": A Surfer Chick's Reflections on Field Research in Central America 5. Brooke A. Porter: Early Motherhood and Research in the Philippines: From Bump to Baby in the Field 6. Antonia Canosa: 'Mummy, When are We Getting to the Fields?' Doing Fieldwork with Three Children 7. Gisele Carvalho: The Dissemination of the Feminine: An In-depth Analysis of Independent Travel 8. Emmanuelle Martinez and Catherine Peters: Gender Bias and Marine Mammal Tourism Research 9. Catheryn Khoo-Lattimore: The Effect of Motherhood on Tourism Fieldwork with Young Children: An Autoethnographic Approach 10. Lisa Cooke: Subjectivities Implode: When 'The Lone Male' Ethnographer is Actually Nursing Mother... 11. Emma J. Stewart: Icebreaker: Experiences of Conducting Fieldwork in Arctic Canada with my Infant Son 12. Ana Maria Munar: Researching in a Men's Paradise: The Emotional Negotiations of Drunken Tourism Fieldwork 13. Heike A. Schanzel: Motherhood within Family Tourism Research: Case Studies in New Zealand and Samoa Conclusion. Brooke A. Porter and Heike A. Schanzel: Gender: A Variable and a Practice

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  • ISBN13: 9781845416492
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 232
  • ID: 9781845416492
  • weight: 365
  • ISBN10: 184541649X

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