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dc.contributor.authorMooney, SKen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-01T02:47:19Z
dc.date.available2020-07-01T02:47:19Z
dc.date.copyright2020-04-20en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management. doi: 10.1108/ijchm-09-2019-0780
dc.identifier.issn0959-6119en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/13477
dc.description.abstractPurpose The purpose of this paper is to explain the problem with how gender is positioned in hospitality and tourism management studies. It recommends critical theories to investigate how gender is researched in the sector’s academic and institutional systems. Design/methodology/approach The conceptual study explains contemporary gender theories and gives examples of relevant hospitality and tourism management studies. A four point critical agenda for researching gender is proposed and justified. Findings The study highlights how the focus on “female leadership” as different from the male norm and the use of traditional theoretical framings reinforce stereotypes about the primacy of women’s domestic commitments to their detriment. Research limitations/implications A limitation of this academy focussed study is that it has not recommended specific initiatives to combat specific issues of gender discrimination in hospitality and tourism employment. A further limitation is that the primary focus was on critical management theory to explain heteronormative based gender discrimination. It did not discuss queer theory. Practical implications In addition, a new research agenda, steps are proposed to change the masculine culture. Hospitality and tourism universities and research institutions should review men’s/women’s/gender diverse representation at leadership levels. Critical gender research approaches may also be fostered by sectorial conference streams and journal special issues and university graduate research students should be taught to design such studies. Social implications The use of contemporary approaches in gender studies will enable researchers to propose more targeted equality and diversity management actions for industry. They will also assist educators to better design curricula that protect and promote the interests of women studying a hospitality, tourism or events degree and those who identify as gender diverse. Originality/value The paper challenges the masculine status quo in hospitality and tourism management gender studies, arguing that adherence to traditional orthodoxies has stifled the development of critical paradigms and methodologies. Its key contribution is to reveal the advantages that critical gender theorising can bring to further the aim of gender equality by showing practical applications.en_NZ
dc.languageenen_NZ
dc.publisherEmeralden_NZ
dc.relation.urihttps://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/IJCHM-09-2019-0780/full/html
dc.rightsCopyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2020. Authors retain the right to place his/her pre-publication version of the work on a personal website or institutional repository for non commercial purposes. The definitive version was published in (see Citation). The original publication is available at www.emeraldinsight.com (see Publisher’s Version).
dc.titleGender Research in Hospitality and Tourism Management: Time to Change the Guarden_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccessen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/ijchm-09-2019-0780en_NZ
aut.relation.issueahead-of-printen_NZ
aut.relation.volumeahead-of-printen_NZ
pubs.elements-id374109
aut.relation.journalInternational Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Managementen_NZ


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