Research on the subject of rural tourism and agritourism in the Netherlands has shown that most of the work in this field is done by women. Moreover, without the consent and initiative of the women, no agritourist activities would have been started. In the paper the position of women in agritourist enterprises is understood within the framework of family enterprises. Findings of research are presented on the position of women in tourism enterprises, of which agritourist enterprises are specific examples. The women's position in the enterprise and in the branch organisation are discussed with help of the power relation theory (Giddens, 1981; Komter, 1985), and the `tokenism' theory of Kanter (1977). The findings indicate that the challenge of the renewal of the countryside, plays a major role in the independency and control rural women face when setting up an own enterprise related to the farm.
|Title of host publication||6th World Leisure Congress : Leisure and Human Development, Bilbao, 3-7 July 2000|
|Place of Publication||[S.l.]|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|