Peace through Tourism: Promoting Human Security Through International Citizenship

Peace through Tourism: Promoting Human Security Through International Citizenship


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Peace through tourism refers to a body of analysis which suggests tourism may contribute to cross-cultural understanding, tolerance and even peace between communities and nations. What has been largely missing to date is a sustained critique of the potential and capacities of tourism to foster global peace.

This timely volume fills this void, by providing a critical look at tourism in order to ascertain its potential as a social force to promote human rights, justice and peace. It presents an alternative characterisation of the possibilities for peace through tourism: embedding an understanding of the phenomenon in a deep grounding in multi-disciplinary perspectives and envisioning tourism in the context of human rights, social justice and ecological integrity. Such an approach engages the ambivalence and dichotomy of views held on peace tourism by relying on a pedagogy of peace. It integrates a range of perspectives from scholars from many disciplinary backgrounds, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), tourism industry operators and community, all united by an interest in critical approaches to understanding peace through tourism. Additionally diverse geo-political contexts are represented in this book from the USA, India, Japan, Israel, Palestine, Kenya, the Koreas, Indonesia,
East Timor and Indigenous Australia.

Written by leading academics, this groundbreaking book will provide students, researchers and academics a sustained critique of the potential and capacities of tourism to foster global peace.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415824637
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/09/2013
Series: Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility Series , #39
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

Dr Lynda-ann Blanchard is engaged in teaching, research and advocacy with the Centre for Peace and Conflict (CPACS), University of Sydney, and the Centre for Human Rights Education (CHRE), Curtin University in Australia. Her research focuses on peace studies.

Freya Higgins-Desbiolles is a Senior Lecturer with the Department of Tourism of the University of Otago and the School of Management of the University of South Australia. She co-created Australia’s first postgraduate course on peace through tourism and has researched extensively on this topic.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Peace Matters, Tourism Matters Part 1:Peace Matters To Tourism 2. A Pedagogy of Peace: The Tourism Potential 3. Peace (Tourism) as Critical Ecological Democracy 4. Can ‘a’ Culture of Peace be Exploitative? An Environmental Justice Perspective on Peace Through Tourism 5. Tourism as Politics: The Case of Palestine 6. Tourism Concern: Putting Human Rights Principles into Practice 7. Tourism in Timor: Human Security through International Citizenship Part 2: Tourism Matters To Peace 8. Mount Kumgang: A Case of Promoting Peace Through Tourism or a Meaningless Distraction? 9. Of Peoples and Places: Tourism's Role in Conflict and Peace in India 10. The Floating Peace Village: An Experiment in Nonviolence 11. Awareness-Raising and Global Citizenship Through Peace Tourism: The Cases of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 12. An Experiment with Tourism: Educating for Social and Ecological Justice in Australia 13. Religiosity and Volunteer Tourism In Kenya 14. Aboriginal Hostels Ltd: A case of peace through tourism enacted in Australia 15. Peace Activism in Tourism: Two Case Studies (and a few reflections) in Jerusalem 16. Touchdown Tours: The Business of Peace Tourism Part 3: Palestine Matters (To Peace And Tourism) 17. The Question of Justice Through Tourism in Palestine? 18. The Pilgrimages for Transformation Project: Shaping a Tourism for Peace with Justice 19. Conclusion

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