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Rehman, M.A., Jaziri, D., Bashir, U. (2022). Gender, Disability, and Social Identities in Tourism Research in Africa: Bibliometric Insights. In: Woyo, E., Venganai, H. (eds) Gender, Disability, and Tourism in Africa. Sustainable Development Goals Series. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.

Gender, disability, and social identities in tourism research in Africa : bibliometric insights

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Author: Rehman, Mohsin Abdur1; Jaziri, Dhouha2; Bashir, Usman3
Organizations: 1Marketing, Management and International Business, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
2Management and Marketing, University of Sousse, Sousse, Tunisia
3Center for Research and Development, Minhaj University Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: embargoed
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Language: English
Published: Springer, 2022
Publish Date: 2024-11-11


Grounded in the intersectionality theory, this research investigates the constructs of gender and social identities (mainly status, race, and disability) in African tourism research. This chapter reviews the state-of-the literature in this domain with a specific contextual focus on African regions to substantiate the current affairs and recommend future research. The bibliometric review was employed to systematically search, identify, screen, and review relevant literature on gender and social identities in tourism research in Africa between 1999 and 2021. After carefully selecting search phrases, we included only 73 journal articles published in English for further analysis. Preliminary results show that research from Africa on gender and social identities has been gradually increasing, with most of it published in 2021, with most of the articles published by the Annals of Tourism Research. Further analysis of the results shows that most empirical studies were conducted in South Africa. Out of 73 studies, more than half of the publications used quantitative research design. Based on bibliographic coupling, three literature clusters emerged: Cluster 1—Gender equality and sustainable tourism, Cluster 2—Sustainable development by volunteer tourism, and Cluster 3—Impartiality of gender and advanced technology in tourism. The chapter highlights future research agenda to promote a least studied aspect through gender and disability inclusion in tourism research in Africa.

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ISBN: 978-3-031-12551-5
ISBN Print: 978-3-031-12550-8
Pages: 91 - 113
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-031-12551-5_5
Host publication: Gender, disability, and tourism in Africa
Host publication editor: Woyo, Erisher
Venganai, Hellen
Type of Publication: A3 Book chapter
Field of Science: 519 Social and economic geography
Copyright information: © 2022 The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG. This version of the article has been accepted for publication, after peer review (when applicable) but is not the Version of Record and does not reflect post-acceptance improvements, or any corrections. The Version of Record is available online at: Use of this Accepted Version is subject to the publisher’s Accepted Manuscript terms of use