Call for book chapter proposals: Routledge Handbook of Gender in Tourism: views on teaching, research and praxis

Editors: Nellie (M.P.) Swart (University of South Africa), Wenjie Cai (University of Greenwich), Elaine C.L. Yang (Griffith University), and Albert N. Kimbu (University of Surrey)


The Routledge Handbook of Gender in Tourism will be a novel contribution to the current conversations and debates related to how gender is perceived and practised in tourism. The book intends to create a platform for practitioners and academics to share new insights on ongoing issues related to gender in tourism. Original contributions, supported by scholarly work related to teaching and learning, research and practising gender in tourism are welcomed. This handbook aims to fill a notable gap in the current body of knowledge by offering a well-rounded understanding of the diverse discussions related to gender in tourism and how this is understood and practised. 


Call for Chapters 

Both conceptual and empirical chapter proposals are welcome, and proposals that address the intersectionality of gender with other identities (e.g., race, age, sexuality, migrant status etc.) are encouraged. All interested authors are welcome to send abstracts on but not excluded to the following topics: 



  • Challenges and opportunities of teaching gender in tourism programs 
  • Building gender into the curriculum 
  • Teaching and learning gender in tourism 
  • Gender in tourism education beyond classroom 
  • Executive education and gender 



  • Renewing gender theories in tourism 
  • Ethics of researching gender in tourism 
  • Alternative research methods for gender research in tourism 
  • Gender in tourism fieldwork 



  • Gender and sustainable tourism development 
  • Gendered tourism workforce 
  • Gender equality and diversity training in tourism organisations 
  • Gendered mobility 
  • Men and masculinities in tourism 
  • Gender and entrepreneurship 
  • Women’s empowerment and leadership through tourism 
  • Gender influence on collaborative networks for tourism development 


Submission Procedure 

If you are interested in contributing, please email a 500-700 words chapter proposal as a Microsoft Word attachment to Prof Nellie Swat at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 1 February 2022 outlining: 


  • Name(s) affiliation(s) and email contact(s) of author(s) 
  • Your proposed title 
  • Which of the three parts of the book your proposal fits 
  • A brief background of the study 
  • The aim of the chapter (what is the issue?/what is the problem under investigation?) 
  • The method(s) used (if applicable) 
  • The most important results and/or implications(s) 


The chapter proposal should be without abbreviations, footnotes, or incomplete references. 

Prospective authors can direct questions and informal enquiries to the editors by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. We will forward guidelines for preparing the full chapter and terms and definitions upon acceptance of your proposal. Final chapters should be between 5,000 and 7,000 words, including references, tables, and figures. 

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