Tourism, Cosmopolitanism and Global Citizenship

Tourism, Cosmopolitanism and Global Citizenship

by Jim Butcher

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Certain types of tourism, such as volunteer tourism and student travel, have long been associated with global citizenship. To travel and to experience other societies and other cultures is linked with a cosmopolitan outlook, and also with the capacity to empathise and act ethically in relation to people in distant countries. In turn global citizenship – being a ‘citizen of the world’ - has become increasingly important both as a moral and political identity. Encouraged by employers, validated by universities, travel has become a marker of moral and intent for altruistic and ambitious youth with a mind to travel and the bank balance to facilitate it. The chapters in this volume explore the relationship between tourism, global citizenship and cosmopolitanism.

The chapters were originally published in a special issue of Tourism Recreation Research.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781351055840
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/18/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 152
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Jim Butcher is a Reader in the School of Human and Life Sciences at Canterbury Christ Church University in the UK. He has written three books on the politics of tourism, and blogs at

Table of Contents

Introduction: Volunteer tourism, cosmopolitanism and global citizenship

Jim Butcher

1. Citizenship, global citizenship and volunteer tourism: a critical analysis

Jim Butcher

2. A rite of passage? Exploring youth transformation and global citizenry in the study abroad experience

Simone Grabowski, Stephen Wearing, Kevin Lyons, Michael Tarrant and Adam Landon

3. Cosmopolitan empathy in volunteer tourism: a psychosocial perspective

Émilie Crossley

4. Class and global citizenship: perspectives from non-elite young people’s participation in volunteer tourism

Ruth Cheung Judge

5. ‘FEEL IT’: moral cosmopolitans and the politics of the sensed in tourism

João Afonso Baptista

6. Cosmopolitan education, travel and mobilities to Washington, DC

Felix Schubert and Kevin Hannam

7. Producing science and global citizenship? Volunteer tourism and conservation in Belize

Noella J. Gray, Alexandra Meeker, Sarah Ravensbergen, Amy Kipp and Jocelyn Faulkner

8. Volunteer tourism in Romania as/for global citizenship

Cori Jakubiak and Iulia Iordache-Bryant

9. Mediating global citizenry: a study of facilitator-educators at an Australian university

Tamara Young, Joanne Hanley and Kevin Daniel Lyons

10. Educating tourists for global citizenship: a microfi nance tourism providers’ perspective

Giang Thi Phi, Michelle Whitford, Dianne Dredge and Sacha Reid

11. The limits of cosmopolitanism: exchanges of knowledge in a Guatemalan volunteer programme

Rebecca L. Nelson

12. There’s a troll on the information bridge! An exploratory study of deviant online behaviour impacts on tourism cosmopolitanism

Aaron Tham and Mingzhong Wang

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