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Women and tourism (2013)
Book Chapter
Gibson, H., Jordan, F., & Berdychevsky, L. (2013). Women and tourism. In K. A. Henderson, D. Bialeschki, V. J. Freysinger, & S. Shaw (Eds.), Leisure, Women and GenderVenture Publishing

Many people regard travel as an integral part of their leisure and work lives. Flying from A to B, hopping on and off a train, taking a road trip, and setting sail on a cruise offer the promise of excitement and escape from daily routines. Tourism, h... Read More about Women and tourism.

‘Wish YOU Weren’t Here!’: Interpersonal Conflicts and the Touristic Experiences of Norwegian and British Women Travelling with Friends (2011)
Journal Article
Heimtun, B., & Jordan, F. (2011). ‘Wish YOU Weren’t Here!’: Interpersonal Conflicts and the Touristic Experiences of Norwegian and British Women Travelling with Friends. Tourist Studies, 11(3), 271-290. https://doi.org/10.1177/1468797611431504

Tourism is often portrayed by the tourism industry, tourists themselves and tourism scholars as a liminoid site of escape, happiness and freedom from constraint. For many, however, holidays do not live up to this expectation. This paper challenges th... Read More about ‘Wish YOU Weren’t Here!’: Interpersonal Conflicts and the Touristic Experiences of Norwegian and British Women Travelling with Friends.

The research-teaching nexus: A case study of students' awareness, experiences and perceptions of research (2010)
Journal Article
Healey, M., Jordan, F., Pell, B., & Short, C. (2010). The research-teaching nexus: A case study of students' awareness, experiences and perceptions of research. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 47(2), 235-246. https://doi.org/10.1080/14703291003718968

This paper presents a case study of students' awareness, experiences and perceptions of research in a 'new' university in the UK. The findings are based on a questionnaire of almost 200 students and five small group interviews. Many of the students p... Read More about The research-teaching nexus: A case study of students' awareness, experiences and perceptions of research.

Tourism and the sexualisation of the gaze: Solo female tourists' experiences of gendered power, surveillance and embodiment (2008)
Journal Article
Aitchison, C., Jordan, F., & Aitchison, C. C. (2008). Tourism and the sexualisation of the gaze: Solo female tourists' experiences of gendered power, surveillance and embodiment. Leisure Studies, 27(3), 329-349. https://doi.org/10.1080/02614360802125080

This article investigates the exercise of power through the sexualisation of women as both subjects and objects of the gaze(s) of men in tourism. More specifically, the research addresses ways in which this surveillance impacts on the embodied experi... Read More about Tourism and the sexualisation of the gaze: Solo female tourists' experiences of gendered power, surveillance and embodiment.

Performing tourism: Exploring the productive consumption of tourism in enclavic spaces (2008)
Journal Article
Jordan, F. (2008). Performing tourism: Exploring the productive consumption of tourism in enclavic spaces. International Journal of Tourism Research, 10(4), 293-304. https://doi.org/10.1002/jtr.662

In this paper the interactive nature of touristic encounters in enclavic spaces is explored. Drawing on concepts of tourism as performative practice, it examines tourist experience as a form of productive consumption in which holidays are shaped by i... Read More about Performing tourism: Exploring the productive consumption of tourism in enclavic spaces.

Nuts, zoo, and the mediation of a youthful masculinity (2008)
Journal Article
Jordan, F., & Fleming, S. (2008). Nuts, zoo, and the mediation of a youthful masculinity. Leisure / Loisir, 32(2), 331-351. https://doi.org/10.1080/14927713.2008.9651413

Nuts and Zoo, two mass market “men's lifestyle” magazines aimed specifically at young men were launched in Britain in 2004. With their tabloidesque presentation and irreverent editorial style, initial sales of the weeklies were an unprecedented succe... Read More about Nuts, zoo, and the mediation of a youthful masculinity.

Teaching and research (2005)
Book Chapter
Jordan, F. (2005). Teaching and research. In A. David, & J. Tribe (Eds.), An International Handbook of Tourism Education, 383-393. Elsevier

Food for thought: Discourses of tourism and the body (2001)
Presentation / Conference
Aitchison, C., & Jordan, F. (2001, July). Food for thought: Discourses of tourism and the body. Paper presented at Journeys in Leisure: New Theoretical Directions, Leisure Studies Association Annual Conference