Voices of Women: A Memory-Work Reflection on Work-Life Dis/harmony in Tourism Academia
Small, Jennie, Harris, Candice, Wilson, Erica, Ateljevic, Irena, Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sports and Tourism Education
While other disciplines have engaged with critiquing work-life balance, tourism studies has been slower in acknowledging and critically contesting the notion as it applies to our own academic lives. This paper aims to address this gap through a collective memory-work of how four female tourism academics try to achieve work-life harmony and why it sometimes seems unattainable. In contrast to the masculinist, neoliberalist values of academic performance, achievement and competitiveness; our gendered analysis revealed that we felt more comfortable with the embodied, feminine values of caring, communion and union, or what we refer to as work-life harmony.
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Publication information: Article title: Voices of Women: A Memory-Work Reflection on Work-Life Dis/harmony in Tourism Academia. Contributors: Small, Jennie - Author, Harris, Candice - Author, Wilson, Erica - Author, Ateljevic, Irena - Author. Journal title: Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sports and Tourism Education. Volume: 10. Issue: 1 Publication date: April 2011. Page number: 23+. © OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY Apr 2010. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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