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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 10 (Page no: 108)

Tourism entrepreneurship and gender in the global south: the Mexican experience.

This chapter applies Bourdieu's concept of social capital in examining women's participation in ecotourism entrepreneurship. The study focuses on ventures, such as restaurants, lodging and ecotourist guiding in the Catemaco-Montepío corridor, located in Veracruz, Mexico, and examines women's strategies to transform unequal gender relations through entrepreneurship. Among this study's empirical findings are the use of contradictory strategies: some women defy traditional gender roles, while others contribute to maintaining the status quo. Women entrepreneurs define success in terms of personal satisfaction, as opposed to the more traditional measure of business growth. Despite the perceived fragility of their businesses and the slow pace of social change, women value entrepreneurship as a positive experience.

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: 5 (Page no: 46) Tourism as empowerment: women artisan's experiences in central Mexico. Author(s): Vizcaino Suárez, P.
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: 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 Mercadotecnia, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Tijuana, Mexico.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2018
  • ISBN
  • 9781786394422
  • Record Number
  • 20183195523