Introducing Critical Debates on Gender-Based Violence in Tourism

Claudia Eger, Paola Vizcaino-Suárez, Heather Jeffrey

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Abstract

To capture the inherent complexity of gender-based violence (GBV), this introduction first engages with the concept of violence and explores its intersections with gender from different disciplinary angles. Second, it exposes the silences surrounding landscapes of GBV in tourism and the power imbalances that constitute the reification of GBV in its potentially most pronounced example in tourism, namely sex tourism. Third, it examines sexual harassment, which is a key constituent of GBV and has a long tradition in the hospitality and tourism industry. This is followed by an outline of the book's structure.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTourism and Gender-Based Violence : Challenging Inequalities
EditorsPaola Vizcaino, Heather Jeffrey, Claudia Eger
Number of pages13
Place of PublicationWallingford
PublisherCABI Publishing
Publication date2020
Pages1-13
Chapter1
ISBN (Print)9781789243215
ISBN (Electronic)9781789243222, 9781789243239
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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