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Introduction

  • Mark Casey
  • Thomas Thurnell-Read
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Part of the Genders and Sexualities in the Social Sciences book series (GSSS)

Abstract

With its roots in the Grand Tours of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries (Withey, 1997; Inglis, 2000; Littlewood, 2001) and its development entwined with the expansion of European colonialism (MacKenzie, 2005), modern tourism — particularly the international tourism industry — is an inescapably gendered phenomenon (Swain, 1995), arising from profoundly gendered societies and from the global interconnections among them (Enloe, 1989). Just as, in the most general sense, ‘tourism has become a metaphor for the way we lead our everyday lives in a consumer society’ (Franklin, 2003: 5), so, too, has it emerged as an important context in which contemporary relationships based on both entrenched and emergent positioning of gender, ethnicity and class can be studied. As noted by Cara Aitchison (1999: 61), ‘tourism needs to be considered not just as a type of business or management but as a powerful cultural form and process which both shapes and is shaped by gendered constructions of space, place, nation and culture’.

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Hegemonic Masculinity Heterosexual Masculinity Tourism Research Global Mobility Late Modernity 
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