• First Language: Turkish

  • Subjects:  Women’s Studies

  • Journal Section: Research Article

  • Authors: Sena Kaçar, İsmail Kervankıran
  • Dates: June 2023

This study deals with the based on everyday life knowledge their access to tourism spaces, the limitations they experience, and the struggle strategies of older women in tourism spaces. The aim of the study is to examine the gender and age-based social and spatial organization and unequal spatial relations produced by discriminatory discourses and representations of older women in tourism spaces. For this purpose in the study, a qualitative research method was applied, face-to-face interviews were conducted with 20 female travellers aged 65 and over travelling to Antalya city centre for tourism purposes, and the data were analyzed. According to the findings of the research, older women are not passive subjects who internalize the gender and age-based discriminatory social and spatial representations constructed in everyday life without questioning them. On the contrary, older women are active subjects who defend their individual rights, remind them of the laws, try to overcome gender roles and struggle with the consequences of the aging process.
feminist geography, older women, everyday life, tourism, space
Sena Kaçar, İsmail Kervankıran