Femininities In The Field: Tourism And Transdisciplinary Research by Brooke A. PorterFemininities In The Field: Tourism And Transdisciplinary Research by Brooke A. Porter

Femininities In The Field: Tourism And Transdisciplinary Research

EditorBrooke A. Porter, Heike A. Schanzel

Paperback | February 28, 2018

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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.
Brooke A. Porter is Scientific Adviser at Coral Triangle Conservancy and Adjunct Professor at Umbra Institute, Italy. Her research interests include aquatic anthropology, tourism as a development, conservation and management strategy, social entrepreneurship tourism and voluntourism. Heike A. Schänzel is Senior Lecturer and programme l...
Title:Femininities In The Field: Tourism And Transdisciplinary ResearchFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:232 pages, 9.29 × 6.04 × 0.56 inShipping dimensions:9.29 × 6.04 × 0.56 inPublished:February 28, 2018Publisher:Channel View PublicationsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:184541649X

ISBN - 13:9781845416492


Table of Contents

Nigel Morgan and Annette Pritchard: ForewordBrooke A. Porter: PrefaceBrooke A. Porter and Heike A. Schänzel: Introduction1. Jill Hamilton and Russell Fielding: Safety First: The Biases of Gender and Precaution in Fieldwork2. Jane Godfrey and Stephen Wearing: Negotiating Machismo as a Female Researcher and Volunteer Tourist in Cusco, Peru3. 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 America5. Brooke A. Porter: Early Motherhood and Research in the Philippines: From Bump to Baby in the Field6. Anonia Canosa: 'Mummy, When are We Getting to the Fields?' Doing Fieldwork with Three Children7. Gisele Carvalho: The Dissemination of the Feminine: An In-depth Analysis of Independent Travel8. Emmanuelle Martinez and Catherine Peters: Gender Bias and Marine Mammal Tourism Research9. Catheryn Khoo-Lattimore: The Effect of Motherhood on Tourism Fieldwork with Young Children: An Autoethnographic Approach10. 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 Son12. Ana Maria Muñar: Researching in a Men's Paradise: The Emotional Negotiations of Drunken Tourism Fieldwork13. Heike A. Schänzel: Motherhood within Family Tourism Research: Case Studies in New Zealand and SamoaConclusion. Brooke A. Porter and Heike A. Schänzel: Gender: A Variable and a Practice

Editorial Reviews

This is a terrific book and it belongs in the library of any social scientist, journalist - or indeed, anyone - who plans to conduct tourism research that utilizes techniques of face-to-face interviewing, participant observation, and ethnography. It is a timely and exciting invitation to researchers in many disciplines to take seriously the role and relevance of gender in the research process.