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Gender equality and tourism: beyond empowerment.

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Drawing on the theme of gender equality in tourism, this book aims to identify the main obstacles to women's advancement in the tourism industry, and to discover and share successful strategies to overcome them, drawing on case studies from all over the world. Interlaced between the 12 chapters of the book are stories from women who work in tourism. The chapters and stories that make up this book ...

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Chapter 5 (Page no: 46)

Tourism as empowerment: women artisan's experiences in central Mexico.

This chapter seeks to contribute to the debate on tourism as empowerment, through the exploration of the life stories of two urban women who work as producers and vendors of handicraft pottery catering to domestic and international visitors in the 'Magical Town' of Metepec, in central Mexico. The cases presented highlight how tourism can open productive and socializing opportunities for women, contributing to their economic and psychological empowerment. The life stories illustrate how women engage in negotiations to redefine gender, work and identity, challenging the entrenched belief that only men can be artisans or lead pottery workshops.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction: gender equality and tourism - beyond empowerment. Author(s): Cole, S.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 14) Gender equality and tourism: the global policy context. Author(s): Ferguson, L.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 24) Feminist perspectives in the development of action plans for tourism. Author(s): Moreno Alarcón, D.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 34) 'An uneasy truth?': female tourism managers and organizational gender equality measures in Portugal. Author(s): Bakas, F. E. Costa, C. Durão, M. Carvalho, I. Breda, Z.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 57) Trekking to women's empowerment: a case study of a female-operated travel company in Ladakh. Author(s): Caparrós, B. M.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 69) Women and tourism in the township: tourism for empowerment? Author(s): Muldoon, M.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 82) Journeys of emancipation: disrupting poverty in Nepal. Author(s): Hillman, W. Radel, K.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 96) Tourism and women's rights in Tunisia. Author(s): Jeffrey, H.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 108) Tourism entrepreneurship and gender in the global south: the Mexican experience. Author(s): Díaz-Carrión, I. A.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 119) Tourism, dolls and dreams: the last generation? Author(s): Tucker, H.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 132) Conclusions: beyond empowerment. Author(s): Cole, S.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Facultad de Turismo y Gastronomía, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, Mexico, Mexico.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2018
  • ISBN
  • 9781786394422
  • Record Number
  • 20183195518