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Inclusion in Tourism
Understanding Institutional Discrimination and Bias

Edited By

Susan Slocum

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ISBN 9781032186191
April 13, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
264 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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 fifteen specially commissioned chapters which 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, by and bringing a new level of scrutiny to ‘stand-alone’ concepts of "discrimination" and "marginalization" as a long-existing phenomenon in tourism studies. The book begins with an institutionalized and global approach to discrimination, centring on immigration policy, academic teaching, research, and grant policies, destination image in relation to minorities, and xenophobia. The text then moves to the individual level, discussing aspects of institutionalized 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.

Table of Contents

  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, Gurel 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

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Susan L. Slocum, Associate Professor, Tourism and Event Management, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA. Sue has worked on regional planning and development for 15 years and worked with rural communities in Tanzania, the United Kingdom, Belarus, and the United States. Her primary focus is on rural sustainable development, policy implementation, and food tourism, specifically working with small businesses and communities in less advantaged areas. Sue received her doctoral education from Clemson University and was a Fulbright Scholar in 2020. She has published 11 books, numerous academic articles, and serves on the editorial boards for a number of tourism journals.