Handbook of Globalisation and Tourism
Show Less

Handbook of Globalisation and Tourism

Edited by Dallen J. Timothy

Globalization entails the world becoming a smaller place through political, socio-cultural and economic processes. These processes have salient implications for tourism, and tourism itself is one of the driving forces behind globalization. This book is a collection of conceptual treatises by international scholars about the dynamics and reach of globalization and its relationships with tourism. It anatomizes and deconstructs the global forces, processes and challenges that face the world of tourism. It is international in scope, encyclopedic in its conceptual depth, empirically evocative, and contemporary in its coverage.
Buy Book in Print
Show Summary Details
You do not have access to this content

Chapter 25: The geopolitics of volunteer tourism

Jacob Henry and Mary Mostafanezhad

Abstract

The geopolitical turn in tourism studies accounts for the ways in which, with more than one billion tourists crossing national borders annually, the tourism industry is one of the most far-reaching geopolitical practices of the 21st century. In this chapter, we consider how geopolitical discourses permeate the everyday activities of volunteer tourists, the projects they choose, and the legacies they (hope to) leave. We argue that critical geopolitics lends a productive, underutilized lens to better understand the transnational and humanitarian interactions which occur on tour. Volunteer tourism, we further argue, is mediated by a range of geopolitical discourses and practices such as securitization, territorialization, migration, statecraft and nation-building. Finally, we outline a framework for integrating feminist, environmental and imperial geopolitics into volunteer tourism research. This chapter contributes to emerging work which examines addresses the role of geopolitical discourse and practice in tourism generally and volunteer tourism in particular.

You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.

Elgaronline requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals. Please login through your library system or with your personal username and password on the homepage.

Non-subscribers can freely search the site, view abstracts/ extracts and download selected front matter and introductory chapters for personal use.

Your library may not have purchased all subject areas. If you are authenticated and think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.


Further information

or login to access all content.