Gender in Tourism Research: Perspectives from Latin America.

Vizcaino Suarez, L.P. and Diaz-Carrion, I.A., 2018. Gender in Tourism Research: Perspectives from Latin America. Tourism Review. (In Press)

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DOI: 10.1108/TR-02-2017-0021

Abstract

Purpose This paper aims to examine the knowledge production on tourism gender research in Latin America and to reflect on the main challenges faced by this subfield. Design/methodology/approach The study conducts a bibliometric analysis of the journal articles on tourism gender research in the largest scientific databases in Latin America: Redalyc, Scielo and Latindex. The paper examines variables such as year of publication, journal, authors, affiliation, types of articles, research topics, methodologies and geographical location of fieldwork. Findings The study identified 153 gender aware papers from 70 journals for the period 2001-2015. The leading countries in the subfield are Brazil, Mexico and Argentina. The majority of papers are empirical and have a local scope. The main theoretical approaches derive from sociological and anthropological perspectives with a predominance of qualitative methodologies. There is a need to strengthen the theoretical and epistemological frameworks and increase international collaboration for knowledge exchange among tourism gender scholars. Research limitations/implications The bibliometric analysis was limited to indexed journals with online access. It focused on academic articles and excluded research notes, book reviews and conference proceedings. Originality/value As the main working languages of scientific production in Latin America are Spanish and Portuguese, this is the first attempt to make tourism gender research from this region visible for the predominantly Anglophone tourism academy, with the intention of identifying common challenges.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1660-5373
Uncontrolled Keywords:Gender; Tourism; Bibliometric analysis; Latin America; Research; Knowledge production
Group:Faculty of Management
ID Code:30260
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:24 Jan 2018 16:01
Last Modified:20 Mar 2018 12:05

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