Migrant and Tourist Encounters

Migrant and Tourist Encounters

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.

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

Migrant Tourist-workers: Exploring the 'Contact Zones' of Post-industrial Tourism. Current Issues in Tourism, 3(2), 107–137. Büscher, M., and Urry, J. (2009). Mobile Methods and the Empirical. European Journal of Social Thought, 12(1), ...

Author: Mary Mostafanezhad

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317094142

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

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

Trends in European Tourism Planning and Organisation

Trends in European Tourism Planning and Organisation

migrant workers may be more at risk than others in terms of receiving equal pay, benefits and working conditions. ... In some destinations, migrant workers are changing the face of the tourist encounter which may have both positive and ...

Author: Assoc. Prof. Carlos Costa

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 9781845414139

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 376

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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

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

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 Employment in Nordic Countries

Tourism Employment in Nordic Countries

Tourism Encounters and Controversies: Ontological Politics of Tourism Development. Farnham: Ashgate. Joppe, Marion. 2012. Migrant workers: Challenges and opportunities in addressing tourism labour shortages.

Author: Andreas Walmsley

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030478131

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 452

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Viewed through a politico-economic lens, Nordic countries share what is often referred to as the ‘Nordic model’, characterised by a comprehensive welfare state; higher spending on childcare; more equitable income distribution; and lifelong-learning policies. This edited collection considers these contexts to explore the complex nature of tourism employment, thereby providing insights into the dynamic nature, characteristics, and meaning of work in tourism. Contributors combine explorations of the impact of policy on tourism employment with a more traditional human resources management approach focusing on employment issues from an organizational perspective, such as job satisfaction, training, and retention. The text points to opportunities as well as challenges relating to issues such as the notion of ‘decent work’, the role and contribution of migrant workers, and more broadly, the varying policy objectives embedded within the Nordic welfare model. Offering a detailed, multi-faceted analysis of tourism employment, this book is a valuable resource for students, researchers and practitioners interested in tourism employment in the region.
Categories: Business & Economics

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

Cultural Sustainability Tourism and Development

Cultural Sustainability  Tourism and Development

Within this paradigm, both tourists and migrants actively participate in processes of symbolic and spatial negotiation ... Such innovations associate migration and tourism in creative modalities.3 Nonetheless, signs of encounters, ...

Author: Nancy Duxbury

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429533969

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 220

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Cultural Sustainability, Tourism and Development considers how tourism provides a lens to examine issues of cultural sustainability and change. It discusses how cultural and natural assets, artistic interventions, place identity, policy strategies, and community well-being are intertwined in (re)articulations of place and local dynamics that occur in tourist locations. With a primary focus on culture in sustainable development, the book clarifies connections between culture as a core dimension of local sustainability and cultural dimensions of sustainable tourism. It highlights the roles and place of cultural expression, artistic activity, and heritage resources in local or regional sustainable development contexts. Chapters critically examine the dimensions of tourism-invoked dynamics of change and the cultural impacts of tourism-related activities. The book concludes with proposals for new culture-informed and creativity-based approaches, mediations, and relations to encourage a better balance between visitors and residents’ quality of life and the broader sustainability of the area. Interdisciplinary and international in scope, contributions reflect on communities and rural areas located in Brazil, Canada, Croatia, India, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, and the United States. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of cultural development and policy, heritage studies, cultural tourism and sustainable tourism, cultural geography, and regional development.
Categories: Business & Economics