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The Indonesian tourism industry under crisis: a Bourdieuan perspective on social boundaries among small-scale business owners

Ferguson, JE, Dahles, H and Prabawa, TS 2017 , 'The Indonesian tourism industry under crisis: a Bourdieuan perspective on social boundaries among small-scale business owners' , Asia Pacific Business Review, vol. 23, no. 2 , pp. 171-191 , doi: 10.1080/10941665.2017.1308397.

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Abstract

Women’s participation in business is gaining momentum amongst communities in the South Pacific, yet very few studies have explored this area in the context of tourism in Fiji. Based on ethnographic research, this study focuses on the gender dimension of community-based tourism development in Vatuolalai village, along with the Coral Coast of Fiji. In particular, this study seeks to extend our understanding of the links between female empowerment, tourism and business in this indigenous Fijian community. The paper discusses how indigenous Fijian women, through their involvement in tourism, have adapted to becoming successful business operators and influential drivers of socio-political change affecting established gender relations within an indigenous Fijian setting. Therefore, the current study argues that through tourism-based entrepreneurship, local women have attained not only economic but also psychological, social and political empowerment. Given the literature, this is not a mainstream result, particularly in patriarchal and embedded indigenous communities.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Ferguson, JE and Dahles, H and Prabawa, TS
Keywords: Boundaries, Bourdieu’s theory of practice, social capital, Indonesia, tourism, small-scale business
Journal or Publication Title: Asia Pacific Business Review
Publisher: Routledge
ISSN: 1360-2381
DOI / ID Number: 10.1080/10941665.2017.1308397
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© 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group

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