How do we understand human-nature relationships in tourism, or determine the consequences of these relationships to be "good," "bad," "right," "wrong," "fair," or "just"? What theoretical and philosophical perspectives can usefully orient us in the production and consumption of tourism towards living and enacting the "good life" with the more-than-human world?
This book addresses such questions by investigating relationships between nature and morality in tourism contexts. Recognizing that morality, much like nature, is embedded in histories and landscapes of power, the book engages with diverse theoretical and philosophical perspectives to critically review, appraise, and advance dialogue on the moral dimensions of natures. Contributing authors explore the very foundations of how we make sense of nature in tourism and leisure contexts—and how we might make sense of it differently.
The book will be essential reading for researchers, students, and practitioners grappling with questions about the moral values, frameworks, or practices best suited to mobilizing tourism natures. What will the future of tourism hold in terms of sustainability, justice, resilience, health, and well-being?
Table of Contents
Introduction: Tourism, nature, morality (Bryan S. R. Grimwood, Kellee Caton, and Lisa Cooke) 1 We will present ourselves in our ways: Indigenous Australian Tourism (Freya Higgins-Desbiolles and Skye Akbar) 2 Windshields, wilderness, and Walmart: Cultural logics of the frontier in Yukon, Canada (Lisa Cooke) 3 Anachronistic others and embedded dangers: Race and the logic of whiteness in nature tourism (Bruce Erickson) 4 Rock climbing and the "good life": Cultivating an ethics of lifestyle mobilities (Jillian M. Rickly) 5 Dogs will be destroyed: Moral agency, the nonhuman animal, and the tourist (Arianne Reis and Eric J. Shelton) 6 Vegetarian ecofeminism in tourism: Emerging tourism practices by institutional entrepreneurs (Giovanna Bertella) 7 Between awareness and activism: Navigating the ethical terrain of eating animals (Carol Kline and R. Cody Rusher) 8 Tourist desires and animal rights and welfare within tourism: A question of obligations (Neil Carr) 9 Feral tourism (Adrian Franklin and Thomas Colas) 10 Toward a participatory ecological ethic for outdoor activities: Reconsidering traces (Philip M. Mullins) 11 The Anthropocene: The eventual geo-logics of posthuman tourism (Mick Smith) 12 Indigenous methodologies revisited: Métissage, hybridity, and the Third Space in environmental studies (Gregory Lowan-Trudeau) Conclusion: In the forest (Kellee Caton) Afterword by Soile Veijola Index
Bryan S. R. Grimwood is Associate Professor in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies at the University of Waterloo. His research analyzes human-nature relationships and advocates social justice and sustainability in contexts of tourism, leisure, and livelihoods.
Kellee Caton is Associate Professor of Tourism Studies at Thompson Rivers University and co-chair of the Critical Tourism Studies international network. Her work explores how we come to know tourism as a sociocultural phenomenon, and how we come to know and reshape the world through tourism.
Lisa Cooke is an Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Thompson Rivers University. Her research and teaching focus on Indigenous-Settler relations in the territory now most dominantly known as Canada and the ways that contemporary settler colonial cultural forms work to reconstitute particular relations of domination and dispossession.