What we are not talking about: Masculinities in field research in tourism
This presentation draws on the insights gained from 14 men reflecting on their research experiences as collated in Masculinities in the Field: Tourism and Transdisciplinary Research (2021). Their reflective accounts of gendered field experiences explore the question of what it means to be a ‘man’ and the definition of masculinities furthering the call for gender positionality in research. There is increasing public debate about masculinities (see hell-be-right-masculinity-podcast) as the world faces a tipping point, addressing masculinity in all its forms – positive and negative – could not be more crucial, for tourism studies and for every field of enquiry.
Porter, B., Schänzel, H. & Cheer, J. (2021). Masculinities in the Field: Tourism and transdisciplinary Research. Channel View.
Heike Schänzel is an Associate Professor and Programme Leader for the Master of International Tourism Management at Auckland University of Technology. Her research interests include families, children, and gender in leisure and tourism; inter-generational relationships and well-being in tourism; and social justice issues along with the social imperative of tourism. She is the co-editor of Masculinities in the Field (2021),the companion to Femininities in the Field published in 2018.