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Tourist Studies developed as a sub-branch of older disciplines in the social sciences, such as anthropology, sociology and economics, and newer applied fields of study in hospitality management, civil rights and transport studies. This Handbook is a sign of the maturity of the field. It provides an essential resource for teachers and students to determine the roots, key issues, and agenda of Tourism Studies.

Gender and Tourism Discourses: Advancing the Gender Project in Tourism Studies
Gender and tourism discourses: Advancing the gender project in tourism studies
Introduction

Gender and, more specifically, women, form an increasingly central focus of the academic tourism gaze in addition to being an established focus of the practiced “tourist gaze” (Urry, 1990). In contrast to early tourism research, which viewed tourism relations from an economic and largely gender-neutral perspective, tourism is now widely recognized as a cultural site and process in which gender identities and difference are represented through exclusionary practices and discourses. Thus, in a world where differences are increasingly marked by patterns of consumption rather than modes of production, the world's largest “industry” has become a key signifier of economic, social and cultural capital formation shaping ...

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