The tourism industry integrates multiple actors interrelated through a variety of dynamics and characteristics. To address this complexity, tourism studies integrate different disciplines and perspectives in order to comprehend the tourism phenomenon. One of the main topics of tourism studies has been its impact on local communities. The conjunction of these research lines with the gender perspective discloses how tourism interrelates with the host territory's particular gender dynamics. In this context, the present study aims to explore and analyse the current state of academic research on tourism's influence on the local community from a gender perspective. In this way, we explore the main research topics and outline possible future lines of research on this topic. The study is based on a literature review of academic articles from the platform Scopus. Seventy-eight articles between 2011 and 2019 were analysed through inductive analysis. Three main topics emerged for considering tourism’s impact on local communities from a gender perspective: the changes provoked by tourism on the physical environment, the social environment, and the production environment in which the activity occurs.
Abellan Calvet, Nuria; Arcos-Pumarola, Jordi; and Encinar-Prat, Laia
"Gender Perspective on Tourism's Influence on the Local Community: A Literature Review,"
Journal of International Women's Studies: Vol. 24:
1, Article 1.
Available at: https://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws/vol24/iss1/1