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dc.contributor.authorFullagar, Simoneen_US
dc.contributor.authorPavlidis, Adeleen_US
dc.contributor.editorProfessor Jack Carlsen and Professor Leo Jagoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-04T18:54:30Z
dc.date.available2017-04-04T18:54:30Z
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.date.modified2013-06-03T04:14:13Z
dc.identifier.issn1758-2954en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/17582951211229708en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/47112
dc.description.abstractPurpose - The purpose of this paper is to develop a gendered understanding of women's experience of a mass cycle tour event. Design/methodology/approach - This research uses an ethnographic approach to explore women's experiences of a cycle tour event. Qualitative data are analysed through the conceptual framework of post-structural feminism. Findings - Key themes included the meaning of women's cycle tour experience as a "shared journey", the centrality of the "body" in event design (comfort, safety, enjoyment) and an event culture of "respect" (encouragement, skill development, knowledge sharing). Research limitations/implications - This research is based on a particular sample of women who were largely Anglo-Celtic, middle to lower middle class and middle aged Australians. Hence, this research does not claim to be representative of all women's experiences. Given the strong focus on quantitative research within event management, this research identifies the need for qualitative and feminist approaches. Practical implications - The research findings identify a number of gender issues for professionals to reflexively consider in designing, promoting, managing and evaluating mass cycle tour events. The findings have implications for how active tourism events are conceptualised, promoted and managed as gender inclusive. Social implications - Developing a gender inclusive approach to events can broaden the participant target market and address equity issues relating to women's participation in physical activity. Originality/value - There has been little exploration of the gendered experience or management of events in the literature. Hence, this paper contributes to empirical research and theorising of women's experiences of active tourism events.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherEmerald Group Publishing Limiteden_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom149en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto170en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Event and Festival Managementen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume3en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBusiness and Management not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSocial and Cultural Geographyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchGender Specific Studiesen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150399en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160403en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode169901en_US
dc.title"It's all about the journey": women and cycling eventsen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Managementen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2012 Emerald. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
gro.date.issued2012
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