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Tourism and gender-based violence: challenging inequalities.

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Gender-based violence (GBV) in travel and tourism is embedded within the wider social structures of gender inequality and discrimination. This book focuses on the multiple and interconnected manifestations of violence that women and girls encounter in tourism consumption and production, such as physical, sexual, emotional or socio-economic abuse. The book adopts a multidisciplinary perspective in ...


Chapter 6 (Page no: 80)

Sexual harassment and wellbeing in tourism workplaces: the perspectives of female tour guides.

This chapter aims to: (i) explore the experience of sexual harassment as perceived by female tour guides and identify its key sources (i.e. tourists, tour leaders, local service providers); (ii) examine the influence of sexual harassment on tour guides' wellbeing and their quality of work life; and (iii) to develop a typology of responses to sexual harassment. The chapter makes three clear contributions. First, it provides a more holistic understanding of sexual harassment in tourism services by drawing on the perceptions of female tour guides in a developing country (i.e. Turkey). Second, the chapter contributes to the advancement of research on gender-based violence in tourism in general and sexual harassment scholarship in particular. Third, the chapter responds to the call for more research addressing the wellbeing of tourism employees. The study draws on qualitative data collected from female tour guides in Turkey, where tour guiding jobs are predominantly carried out by males.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introducing critical debates on gender-based violence in tourism. Author(s): Eger, C. Vizcaino, P. Jeffrey, H.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 14) Gender-based violence: a systematic literature review of causes and intersections with tourism. Author(s): Koppa, E. W. Duffy, L. N.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 30) Gender-based harassment in tourism academia: organizational collusion, coercion and compliance. Author(s): Finniear, J. Morgan, N. Chambers, D. Munar, A. M.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 48) The silenced phenomenon: sexual harassment in the hospitality and tourism workplace. Author(s): Vizcaino, P. Jeffrey, H. Eger, C. Turkoglu, H.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 65) Labour force participation and violence: a study of female tourism workers in Turkey. Author(s): Denız, A. Kervankıran, İ.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 95) Trafficking in human beings in the tourism industry: trends and approaches. Author(s): Kyriazi, T.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 113) Embodying gender and risk: mountain bike tourism in Mexico. Author(s): Díaz-Carrión, I. A.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 128) An autoethnography of respectful tourism: the double-bind of a female traveller in Morocco. Author(s): Stephens, S.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 144) 'Danger Men' - effects of a post-male chauvinism campaign aimed at tourists in Spain. Author(s): Rodríguez-Darias, A. Aguilera-Ávila, L.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 159) #MeToo: a feminist hashtag analysis of gender-based violence against solo female travellers. Author(s): Yang ChiaoLing [Yang, C. L. E.] Chen YaXin Ho ChingHua
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 175) Conclusion. Author(s): Jeffrey, H. Vizcaino, P. Eger, C.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Istanbul University Cerrahpasa, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2020
  • ISBN
  • 9781789243215
  • Record Number
  • 20203367730