To be a Feminist in (Tourism) Academia

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    Abstract

    This study explores what it means to be a feminist in (tourism) academia. Different understandings of feminist identity and their ethical and political dimensions are examined using the method of the vignette. This technique is applied as an autoethnographic and narrative tool that facilitates the exploration of feminism from multiple viewpoints. Three characters, SherylAna, Gloria-Ana, and Gaga-Ana, are presented, drawing inspiration from the literature and my own life experiences, research and activism in tourism academia. These narratives are followed by a discussion on multiple ways of doing academic feminism and demonstrating our capacities for political engagement.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalAnatolia: An International Journal of Tourism & Hospitality Research
    Volume28
    Issue number4
    Pages (from-to)514-529
    Number of pages16
    ISSN1303-2917
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

    Keywords

    • Feminism
    • Higher education
    • Gender
    • Activism

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