Migrant and Tourist Encounters

Migrant and Tourist Encounters

Migrant and Tourist Encounters: The Ethics of Im/mobility in 21st Century Dominican and Cuban Cultures analyzes the effects of clashing flows of voluntary and involuntary travelers to and from the Dominican Republic and Cuba due to an ...

Author: Andrea Easley Morris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000074536

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 214

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Migrant and Tourist Encounters: The Ethics of Im/mobility in 21st Century Dominican and Cuban Cultures analyzes the effects of clashing flows of voluntary and involuntary travelers to and from these countries due to an increase in migration and tourism during the last three decades. I compare the ways in which literary works and films reflect on and critique the power relations and ethics of im/mobility and encounter, both on the islands and in destinations abroad. The works draw attention to the interconnectedness of migration, tourism, and other forms of travel as well as immobility, and portray growing local and global inequalities through characters’ disparate access to free, voluntary movement. I consider how the works respond to the question of the moral potential of encounters produced by im/mobilities and the possibility of connection across differences. I argue that Dominican and Cuban artists not only critique neo-colonial paradigms of power and im/mobility, but envision and enact strategies for belonging and, in some cases, suggest a path toward de-colonial cosmopolitanism.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Encounters Across Difference

Encounters Across Difference

... tourism encounters, 186, 236–37, 242, 254– 57; lifestyle, 50n52, 80, 211–13, 242; migrants in tourism sector, 25, 28–32, 35–46, 48, 110n24, 106, 116, 135– 36, 199, 201, 215, 229, 232, 248, 253; migrant tourist-worker, 39n31 mimicry, ...

Author: Natalia Bloch

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781793624727

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 314

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In Encounters across Difference, Natalia Bloch examines tourism encounters in the informal sector in India and their potential to empower subaltern communities. Drawing from ethnographic evidence in Hampi and Dharamshala, Bloch explores the potential of tourism to promote political engagement, volunteering, sponsorship, local entrepreneurship, and women’s empowerment. Contrary to the frequent criticism of tourism to the Global South as a colonial practice, Bloch argues that workers and small entrepreneurs in displaced communities see tourists as allies in their political struggles and, on a more individual level, as an opportunity to build better lives.
Categories: Business & Economics

Moral Encounters in Tourism

Moral Encounters in Tourism

concept of transnationalism to describe and explore contemporary, novel, migrant 'expat' identities and communities ... It would seem that tourism spaces and encounters are rife with opportunities for such mimicry and 'performing one's ...

Author: Mary Mostafanezhad

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317094159

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 258

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This first full length treatment of the role of morality in tourism examines how the tourism encounter is also fundamentally a moral encounter. Drawing upon interdisciplinary perspectives, leading and new authors in the field address topics that range from volunteer tourism to fertility tourism to reveal new insights into the ways tourism encounters are implicated in, and contribute to, broader moral reconfigurations in Western and non-Western contexts. Illustrating the role of power and power relations in tourism encounters within different political, economic, environmental and cultural contexts, the authors in this anthology analyse, theoretically and empirically, the implications of the privileging of some moralities at the expense of others. Key themes include the moral consumption of tourism experiences, embodiment in tourism encounters, environmental moralities as well as methodological aspects of morality in tourism research. Crossing disciplinary and chronological boundaries, Moral Encounters in Tourism provides a much-anticipated overview of this new interdisciplinary terrain and offers possible routes for new research on the intersection of morality and tourism studies.
Categories: Business & Economics

Trends in European Tourism Planning and Organisation

Trends in European Tourism Planning and Organisation

However, migrants are often vulnerable workers and are subjected to some of the worst employment conditions. ... In some destinations, migrant workers are changing the face of the tourist encounter which may have both positive and ...

Author: Carlos Costa

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 9781845414139

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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Written by leading international tourism researchers, this book examines the key trends in European tourism planning and organisation. It introduces a theoretical framework to tourism planning and organisation using a procedural and structural approach. Despite having a European focus, it is globally relevant as many lessons from Europe can be applied to international tourism development. The book identifies and discusses six key themes in the context of European tourism planning and organisation: territory, actors and structures, economics, policy, methods and techniques and vision. It also identifies leading and emerging practices and offers a new vision for European tourism planning.
Categories: Business & Economics

Mobility and Cultural Authority in Contemporary China

Mobility and Cultural Authority in Contemporary China

In the last few years, the countries that have served as spaces of accumulation for Chinese migrants have also witnessed the rise of leisure travel from China. To be sure, the migrants' and the tourists' encounters with foreign places ...

Author: Pál Nyíri

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295800349

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Chinese citizens are becoming increasingly mobile, both inside China and abroad, as migrant workers, tourists, and students. China is caught between perceived benefits and dangers posed by mobility, complicated by the government’s own conflicting impulses to support and discourage it. Mobility and Cultural Authority in Contemporary China demonstrates this intricate balance through an in-depth look at patterns of migration and state response. Pál Nyíri argues that the loosening of China’s restrictions on internal and international migration, its promotion of domestic tourism, and its increasingly positive portrayal of migrants all follow a similar logic in which mobility comes to epitomize a new and modern China. Yet the loosening of administrative control is compensated by the imposition of cultural control over how mobility is represented and how mobile citizens make sense of their new experiences, as well as by continued restrictions on types of movement that are seen as undesirable. With ever-growing popular and academic scrutiny of the topic of national and international migration, this compact, engrossing, and timely study is well poised to be read widely by scholars interested in globalization, nationalization, modernization, tourism, and modern China.
Categories: Social Science

Tourism and Migration

Tourism and Migration

Moreover, they fail to recognise the importance of return and retirement migration and the role that tourism plays in ... Tourist resorts and destinations therefore serve as sites of encounter situated at the interface of travelling and ...

Author: C.M. Hall

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401735544

Category: Science

Page: 294

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This book makes an innovative contribution to understanding the relationships between tourism and migration. It explores the many different forms of tourism-migration relationships, paying attention to both the global processes of change and the contingencies of place and space. The book provides an extensive guide to the relevant literature as well as case studies from a diverse range of countries and discusses the significance of the Caribbean, Chinese, and Vietnamese diasporas.
Categories: Science

The Social Psychology of Tourist Behaviour

The Social Psychology of Tourist Behaviour

These limitations are recognized since it is not being claimed here that an analysis of tourist-host encounters will greatly ... It is, however, most appropriate as an analysis of long-term contact, such as occurs in migrant or foreign ...

Author: Philip L. Pearce

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781483146676

Category: Science

Page: 166

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The Social Psychology of Tourist Behaviour is a seven-chapter book that describes tourists, tourism, and tourist psychology. The book particularly explores economic, geographical, anthropological, and sociological studies of tourism. Subsequent chapters look into the social role of tourist; an approach to tourist motivation; social contact between tourists and hosts; and environmental settings of tourist behavior. The book will be useful for advanced undergraduates, graduate students and relevant practitioners, and in some cases for a rather broader public in the field of social psychology.
Categories: Science

Holiday in Mexico

Holiday in Mexico

Critical Reflections on Tourism and Tourist Encounters Dina Berger, Andrew Grant Wood ... a rural Maya community with a history of migration to Cancún, allows us to examine how indigenous communities in Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula make ...

Author: Dina Berger

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822391265

Category: History

Page: 404

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With its archaeological sites, colonial architecture, pristine beaches, and alluring cities, Mexico has long been an attractive destination for travelers. The tourist industry ranks third in contributions to Mexico’s gross domestic product and provides more than 5 percent of total employment nationwide. Holiday in Mexico takes a broad historical and geographical look at Mexico, covering tourist destinations from Tijuana to Acapulco and the development of tourism from the 1840s to the present day. Scholars in a variety of fields offer a complex and critical view of tourism in Mexico by examining its origins, promoters, and participants. Essays feature research on prototourist American soldiers of the mid-nineteenth century, archaeologists who excavated Teotihuacán, business owners who marketed Carnival in Veracruz during the 1920s, American tourists in Mexico City who promoted goodwill during the Second World War, American retirees who settled San Miguel de Allende, restaurateurs who created an “authentic” cuisine of Central Mexico, indigenous market vendors of Oaxaca who shaped the local tourist identity, Mayan service workers who migrated to work in Cancun hotels, and local officials who vied to develop the next “it” spot in Tijuana and Cabo San Lucas. Including insightful studies on food, labor, art, diplomacy, business, and politics, this collection illuminates the many processes and individuals that constitute the tourism industry. Holiday in Mexico shows tourism to be a complicated set of interactions and outcomes that reveal much about the nature of economic, social, cultural, and environmental change in Greater Mexico over the past two centuries. Contributors. Dina Berger, Andrea Boardman, Christina Bueno, M. Bianet Castellanos, Mary K. Coffey, Lisa Pinley Covert, Barbara Kastelein, Jeffrey Pilcher, Andrew Sackett, Alex Saragoza, Eric M. Schantz, Andrew Grant Wood
Categories: History

Tourism and Development in the Developing World

Tourism and Development in the Developing World

This represents another potential barrier to balanced or meaningful tourist-host encounters, and supports the argument ... as a result, increasing attention is being paid to the issue of resident tourists, second-home owners and migrant ...

Author: David J. Telfer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317414407

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 462

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Tourism is widely considered to be an important factor in socio-economic development, particularly in less developed countries. However, despite almost universal recognition of tourism’s development potential, the extent to which economic and social progress is linked to the growth of a country’s tourism sector remains the subject of intense debate. Tourism and Development in the Developing World offers a thorough overview of the tourism-development relationship. Focusing specifically on the less developed world and drawing on contemporary case studies, this updated second edition questions widely-held assumptions on the role of tourism in development and seeks to highlight the challenges faced by destinations seeking to achieve development through tourism. The introductory chapter establishes the foundation for the book, exploring the meaning and objectives of development, reviewing theoretical perspectives on the developmental process, and assessing the reasons why less developed countries are attracted to tourism as a development option. The concept of sustainable development, as the most widely adopted contemporary model of development, is then introduced and its links with tourism critically assessed. Subsequent chapters explore the key issues associated with tourism and development, including the rise of globalization; the tourism planning and development process; the relationship between tourism and communities within which it is developed; the management implications of trends in the demand for and uptake of tourism; and an analysis of the consequences of tourism development for destination environments, economies and societies. A new chapter considers the challenges of climate change, sustainability of resource supply (oil, water and food), global economic instability, political instability and changing demographics. Finally, the issues raised throughout the book are drawn together in a concluding chapter that assesses the tourism and development ‘dilemma’. Combining an overview of essential concepts, theories and knowledge with an analysis of contemporary issues and debates in tourism and development, this new edition will be an invaluable resource for those investigating tourism issues in developing countries. The book will be of interest to students of tourism, development, geography and area studies, international relations and politics, and sociology.
Categories: Business & Economics

Tourism and Informal Encounters in Cuba

Tourism and Informal Encounters in Cuba

for some information' (again, the directionality of the encounter could prove crucial); 'Tell them that we are good old ... Such was the case for Ruben, a young migrant from Guantanamo on the far east of the island, whom I met one ...

Author: Valerio Simoni

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781782389491

Category: Social Science

Page: 282

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Based on a detailed ethnography, this book explores the promises and expectations of tourism in Cuba, drawing attention to the challenges that tourists and local people face in establishing meaningful connections with each other. Notions of informal encounter and relational idiom illuminate ambiguous experiences of tourism harassment, economic transactions, hospitality, friendship, and festive and sexual relationships. Comparing these various connections, the author shows the potential of touristic encounters to redefine their moral foundations, power dynamics, and implications, offering new insights into how contemporary relationships across difference and inequality are imagined and understood.
Categories: Social Science