Agricultural Unsustainability and Gendered Rural Tourism in the Basque Country

By Miren Urquijo Arregui.

Published by Journal of Tourism and Leisure Studies

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Published online: April 19, 2016 $US5.00

This article shows the unsustainability of the agricultural economic culture in the present configuration of Basque tourism from a gendered perspective. First, this article presents the transformations in spatial planning in the Basque Country and its effect on the maintenance of gender inequalities. Second, it notes the decline of the agrarian economic culture and the development of the complex interactions between family and economy for the agritourist option. Finally, it specifies the changes in the employment status of women farmers, when the farmhouse becomes a rural guesthouse, the role of these women in (to) the development of the new nature tourism sector in the region, and its effect on agricultural sustainability.

Keywords: Gender, Unsustainability, Agritourism, Economy

Journal of Tourism and Leisure Studies, Volume 1, Issue 2, June 2016, pp.1-15. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: April 19, 2016 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 703.641KB)).

Dr. Miren Urquijo Arregui

Lecturer, Faculty of Education, Philosophy, and Anthropology, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, Donostia-San Sebastián, Euskadi, Spain