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Buchtipp Juni 2018

Femininities in the Field –
Tourism and Transdisciplinary Research

Edited by Brooke A. Porter and Heike A. Schänzel

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 ist 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.

„I have been waiting for this publication all my life. Understanding the place of the researcher´s gender in fieldwork is fundamental to understanding the research itself. The personal accounts here are well written, moving and relatable, while challenging all researchers to be more reflective. This book is not only informative, but transformative – an essential addition to our bookshelves.“

Sue Beeton, William Angliss Institute, Australia


Signatur 419/HT/67