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Journeys of discovery in volunteer tourism: international case study perspectives.

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This book explores the experiences of the volunteer tourist and the ensuing narratives between host and volunteer as it manifests in diverse and increasingly contested political international contexts. As such, this volume includes case studies conducted in 12 countries across six continents. The book is organized into three parts that explore key approaches to, and dimensions of, volunteer touris...

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Chapter 15 (Page no: 182)

Absences in the volunteer tourism phenomenon: the right to travel, solidarity tours and transformation beyond the one-way.

This chapter explores the exclusions/inclusions of volunteer tourism and examines the phenomenon of solidarity and reality tours, in which people from developing countries are enabled to travel and interact with people in developed communities through church-based, activist and developmental networks. The Ladakh Project of the International Society for Ecology and Culture (ISEC) is examined as a case study of solidarity tourism. The chapter explores the need to expand the inclusions of volunteer tourism beyond the provinces of the privileged. This analysis indicates a need for further research into the scale, scope and impact of such solidarity and reality tours across the divide that now separates the people of the developing and developed worlds. It is argued that there is a particular need to search out projects that are locally initiated in contrast to the Ladakh Project studied here.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 3) Volunteer tourism as alternative tourism: journeys beyond otherness. Author(s): Lyons, K. D. Wearing, S.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 12) 'Pettin' the critters': exploring the complex relationship between volunteers and the voluntoured in McDowell County, West Virginia, USA, and Tijuana, Mexico. Author(s): McGehee, N. G. Andereck, K.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 25) Volunteering tourism knowledge: a case from the United Nations World Tourism Organization. Author(s): Ruhanen, L. Cooper, C. Fayos-Solá, E.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 36) Lessons from Cuba: a volunteer army of ambassadors. Author(s): Spencer, R.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 48) 'Make a difference!': the role of sending organizations in volunteer tourism. Author(s): Raymond, E.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 63) The volunteer's journey through leisure into the self. Author(s): Wearing, S. Deville, A. Lyons, K.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 72) Gibbons in their midst? Conservation volunteers' motivations at the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project, Phuket, Thailand. Author(s): Broad, S. Jenkins, J.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 86) Discovering self and discovering others through the Taita Discovery Centre Volunteer Tourism Programme, Kenya. Author(s): Lepp, A.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 101) Negotiated selves: exploring the impact of local-global interactions on young volunteer travellers. Author(s): Matthews, A.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 118) Opening the gap: the motivation of gap year travellers to volunteer in Latin America. Author(s): Söderman, N. Snead, S. L.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 130) The dynamics behind volunteer tourism. Author(s): Pearce, P. L. Coghlan, A.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 147) All for a good cause? The blurred boundaries of volunteering and tourism. Author(s): Lyons, K. Wearing, S.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 155) Volunteers as hosts and guests in museums. Author(s): Holmes, K. Edwards, D.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 166) Journeys for experience: the experiences of volunteer tourists in an indigenous community in a developed nation - a case study of New Zealand. Author(s): McIntosh, A. J. Zahra, A.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 195) Mediating volunteer tourism alternatives: guidebook representations of travel experiences in aboriginal Australia. Author(s): Young, T.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • School of Management, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2008
  • ISBN
  • 9781845933807
  • Record Number
  • 20083128893