Exploring Engendered Education and Research: Adapting Models from the Sociology of Education for Leisure, Sport and Tourism
Aitchison, Cara C. (2003). Exploring Engendered Education and Research: Adapting Models from the Sociology of Education for Leisure, Sport and Tourism in Higher Education. Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education. 2(1): 93-104. DOI:10.3794/johlste.21.34
Abstract: This paper explores the concept of ‘engendered education’ in leisure, sport and tourism studies. Literature and models of gender scholarship in generic higher education provide a context for the evaluation of three further models of gender scholarship within leisure, sport and tourism studies. The efficacy of these models is then tested in relation to one site of engendered education, that of academic journals. The findings reveal that, whilst the models do provide insights into generalised trends towards gender scholarship, their structural ist approach masks nuances of gender-power relations in higher education. Cultural analyses, in addition to existing structuralist analyses, are therefore advocated as contributing to a more sophisticated theoretical approach towards developing a critique of engendered education in leisure, tourism and sport studies.