Rural Tourism and Gendered Nuances
Research findings on rural residents' attitudes towards tourism are often contradictory, in part due to a lack of data examining the often divergent perspectives of particular subgroups. Regional survey data from the Intermountain Western United States is used to provide an improved understanding of rural tourism attitudes as they are linked to community involvement and changes, while also exploring both intragender and intergender differences. Group differences in levels of community involvement, perceptions of tourism and various other issues are observed. While differences emerge, there is also widespread agreement on the importance of preserving local culture and the opposition to sale of agricultural land for development.
Peggy Petrzelka, Richard S. Krannich, Joan M. Brehm and Carla Koons Trentelman. 2005. “Rural Tourism and Gendered Nuances.” Annals of Tourism Research. Vol. 32, No. 4:1121-1137.