1st Edition

Inclusion in Tourism Understanding Institutional Discrimination and Bias

Edited By Susan Slocum Copyright 2023
    216 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Inclusion in Tourism provides examples of discrimination and marginalisation in tourism practices and avenues designed to recognise and overcome personal or institutional biases, setting a road map for researchers interested in establishing a more inclusive approach to tourism and tourism research.

    Logically structured, multidisciplinary in approach, and compiled by a well-known scholar and leader in tourism theory, this volume comprises 13 specially commissioned chapters that provide concrete global examples of overcoming discrimination within tourism institutions, centred around examples of best practice, courses of action, and positive outcomes. Chapters outline, explain and challenge the existing view of tourism theory as inclusionary, destroying the myth that tourism is an equal opportunity endeavour, bringing a new level of scrutiny to "stand-alone" concepts of "discrimination" and "marginalisation" as a long-existing phenomenon in tourism studies. The book begins with an institutionalised and global approach to discrimination, focusing on immigration policy, academic teaching, research, grant policies, and destination image in relation to minorities; and xenophobia. The text then moves to the individual level, discussing aspects of institutionalised discrimination based on individual characteristics, such as sexual orientation, obesity, disability, and gender.

    International in scope, this book will be of pivotal interest to graduate students, researchers, and practitioners interested in diversity and inclusion.

    1. Introduction
    2. Stefanie Benjamin and Alana Dillette

      Part I: Discrimination Policies in Tourism

    3. Gastro-cultural Identities for Place Branding: The Forbidden Fruit of Minorities?
    4. Styliani (Stella) Kladou

    5. Canadian Immigration Policies: Implications for Discrimination and Biases in Tourism Employment
    6. Kelly-Ann Wright and Frederic Dimanche

    7. Women in Tourism Employment: Glass Ceiling or Gender Equality?
    8. Buket Buluk Eşitti

    9. From Jim Crow to Black Lives Matter: A History of Racism and Tourism in the USA
    10. Susan L. Slocum and Linda J. Ingram

    11. Overcoming Institutional Discrimination in USDA Programs: Food and Agricultural Tourism
    12. Kynda R. Curtis, Amy D. Hagerman, and Debra Tropp

    13. Decolonising our Curriculum: Addressing the ‘Miseducation’ of Tourism
    14. Sally Everett

      Part II: The Experiences of the ‘Other’ in Tourism

    15. Othering in Accessible Tourism
    16. Selin Altun, Gürel Çetin, and İsmail Kizilirmak

    17. Gay Men's Experiences of Prejudiced Attitudes and Discrimination in Tourism
    18. Carlos Monterrubio and César Caselin

    19. Doing Gender Well and Differently: The Case of Women Managers in Tourism
    20. Inês Carvalho and Carlos Costa

    21. Exploring Obese People’s Tourists Experiences: A Search for an Accessible, Bias-free Experience
    22. Yaniv Poria, Arie Reichel, and Jeremy Beal

    23. 50 Shades of Discrimination: Commercial Kink in Hospitality and Tourism
    24. Craig Webster

    25. But Where is your Wife? Reflections of a Gay Tourist in a Heteronormative Environment

    Amit Kama


    Susan L. Slocum, Associate Professor, Tourism and Event Management, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA.