This book walks students through the selection and application of research methods within tourism. The authors introduce the relevant language and theory of key methodologies and then develop them using strategic literature review and the inclusion of international examples which relate directly to tourism. The historical and philosophical context of each method is then carefully laid out alongside the practical application of the technique. Each concept sets the historical and philosophical context of a method alongside the practical application of the technique.
Definition A social movement that has inspired social theory and distinctive social research methods that both highlight the oppression of women and promote alternative visions of social life informed by the experiences and insights of women.
If you accept the arguments of feminist scholars that much research is gender blind, then there is a lot of catching up to do in tourism research [Page 99]and therefore plenty of scope for feminist studies of tourism. Your gender is probably the most important criteria here and while we would argue that it is possible for men to adopt feminist methodologies and study masculinity, studies of women and tourism need to be undertaken by, and for, women. You will also need supervisors who understand the arguments of feminist scholars ...