1st Edition

Justice and Tourism Principles and Approaches for Local-Global Sustainability and Well-Being

Edited By Tazim Jamal, James Higham Copyright 2022
    442 Pages
    by Routledge

    442 Pages
    by Routledge

    Research related to justice and tourism is at an early stage in tourism studies. Challenges abound due to the complex scope and scale of tourism, and thus the need to transcend disciplinary boundaries to inform a phenomenon that is intricately interwoven with place and people from local to global. The contributors to this book have drawn from diverse knowledge domains including but not limited to sociology, geography, business studies, urban planning and architecture, anthropology, philosophy and management studies, to inform their research.

    From case-based empirical research to descriptive and theoretical approaches to justice and tourism, they tackle critical issues such as social justice and gender, discrimination and racism, minority and worker rights, indigenous, cultural and heritage justice (including special topics like food sovereignty), while post-humanistic perspectives that call us to attend to non-human others, to climate justice and sustainable futures. A rich array of principles is woven within and between the chapters. The various contributions illustrate the need for continuing collaboration among researchers in the Global North and Global South to enable diverse voices and worldviews to inform the pluralism of justice and tourism, as arises in this book.

    The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Sustainable Tourism.

    1 Justice and ethics: towards a new platform for tourism and sustainability

    Tazim Jamal and James Higham

    2 Overtourism, place alienation and the right to the city: insights from the historic centre of Seville, Spain

    Iban Diaz- Parra and Jaime Jover

    3 Who has the right to the rural? Place framing and negotiating the Dungog festival, New South Wales, Australia

    Judith Mair and Michelle Duffy

    4 Locally situated rights and the ‘doing’ of responsibility for heritage conservation and tourism development at the cultural landscape of Honghe Hani Rice Terraces, China

    Jun Gao, Hongxia Lin and Chaozhi Zhang

    5 Indigenous tourism and cultural justice in a Tz’utujil Maya community, Guatemala

    Lucy C. Harbor and Carter A. Hunt

    6 Becoming common plantain: metaphor, settler responsibility, and decolonizing tourism

    Michela J. Stinson, Bryan S. R. Grimwood and Kellee Caton

    7 Heritage justice, conservation, and tourism in the Greater Caribbean

    Brent R. Fortenberry

    8 Representation of “mill girls” at a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Gunma, Japan

    Naho Ueda Maruyama and Kyle Maurice Woosnam

    9 Beyond accessibility: exploring the representation of people with disabilities in tourism promotional materials

    Stefanie Benjamin, Ethan Bottone and Miranda Lee

    10 Tourism, animals and the scales of justice

    David A. Fennell and Valerie Sheppard

    11 Intergenerational rights to a sustainable future: insights for climate justice and tourism

    Dawn Jourdan and Jani Wertin

    12 Megaliths, material engagement, and the atmospherics of neo- lithic ethics: presage for the end(s) of tourism

    Mick Smith, Siobhan Speiran and Peter Graham

    13 Tourism, inclusive growth and decent work: a political economy critique

    Raoul V. Bianchi and Frans de Man

    14 Humanism, dignity and indigenous justice: the Mayan Train megaproject, Mexico

    Blanca A. Camargo and Mario Vázquez- Maguirre

    15 Indigenous food sovereignty and tourism: the Chakra Route in the Amazon region of Ecuador

    Verónica Santafe- Troncoso and Philip A. Loring

    16 Roots tourism: a second wave of Double Consciousness for African Americans

    Alana Dillette

    17 Heritage tourism, historic roadside markers and “just representation” in Tennessee, USA

    Candace Forbes Bright, Kelly N. Foster, Andrew Joyner and Oceane Tanny

    18 Resisting marginalisation and reconstituting space through LGBTQI+ events

    Oscar Vorobjovas- Pinta and Anne Hardy

    19 Slow food justice and tourism: tracing Karakılçık bread in Seferihisar, Turkey

    İlkay Taş Gürsoy

    20 The dialogic negotiation of justice

    Becky Shelley, Can- Seng Ooi and Lisa Denny

    21 Conceptualizing justice tourism and the promise of posthumanism

    Jaume Guia

    22 World heritage and social justice: insights from the inscription of Yazd, Iran

    Raymond Rastegar, Zohreh (Zara) Zarezadeh and Ulrike Gretzel

    23 Smart Korea: governance for smart justice during a global pandemic

    Jiyoung Choi, Seunghoon Lee and Tazim Jamal


    Tazim Jamal is Professor in the Dept. of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences at Texas A&M University. Her research focuses on sustainable tourism and collaborative tourism planning. She is the author of Justice and Ethics in Tourism (2019, Routledge) and co-editor of The Handbook of Tourism Studies (2009).

    James Higham is Professor in the Otago Business School at the University of Otago, New Zealand. His research addresses tourism and environmental change at the global, national and local scales of analysis. He is the co-editor of the Journal of Sustainable Tourism.