An autoethnography of respectful tourism: the double-bind of a female traveller in Morocco

Stephens, Siân ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1293-8181 (2020) An autoethnography of respectful tourism: the double-bind of a female traveller in Morocco. In: Tourism and gender-based violence: challenging inequalities. Vizcaino-Suárez, Paola, Jeffrey, Heather ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9097-6928 and Eger, Claudia, eds. CABI, pp. 128-139. ISBN 9781789243215. [Book Section]

Abstract

In this chapter, I present an autoethnography of a trip I took to Marrakech in Morocco, where despite my efforts to ‘follow the rules’ (e.g. dress conservatively, ignore unwanted attention, be courteous and polite), I was continually met with sexual harassment whenever I was visible as an unaccompanied woman in public. I use this experience to reflect on two conflicting values I held: the value of cultural tolerance and the value of gender equality and on the double-bind within which female travellers often find themselves.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Marketing, Branding and Tourism
Item ID: 30895
Depositing User: Sian Stephens
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2020 16:35
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2020 16:35
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/30895

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