1st Edition

Peace Through Tourism Critical Reflections on the Intersections between Peace, Justice and Sustainable Development

    452 Pages
    by Routledge

    452 Pages
    by Routledge

    Peace through Tourism considers the possibilities for tourism to contribute to efforts to unmask conflict and promote peace. This edited volume considers the intersections between tourism, peace, justice and sustainability through conceptual and empirical works surveying practices, problems and challenges all around the globe. It presents a complex and critical approach, arguing that peace through tourism is dialogic and not as simple as describing a few “good” niche segments of tourism.

    The pedagogies of peace represented here work to analyse structural violence associated with tourism—such as in the dominance of neoliberal market imperatives over local or social economies; colonising, patriarchal and anthropocentric practices in tourism; and tourism’s complex role in post-conflict settings. Analyses found here place scholars, industry and communities in conversation about building shared tourism futures where peace is understood as peace with justice and differences are bridged through dialogues towards understanding. In light of the many challenges in attaining sustainable development in the 21st century, this volume is an important and timely endeavour. Radical practices are explored that support more ‘just’ tourism futures.

    With a new introduction, this book is an insightful resource for scholars and researchers of Tourism and Peace and Conflict Studies. The chapters in this book were originally published in Journal of Sustainable Tourism.

    Introduction: Peace through tourism: Critical reflections on the intersections between peace, justice, sustainable development and tourism

    Freya Higgins-Desbiolles, Lynda-Ann Blanchard and Yoko Urbain

    Part I: Addressing structural violence

    1. Fortress tourism: exploring dynamics of tourism, security and peace around the Virunga transboundary conservation area

    Lisa Trogisch and Robert Fletcher

    2. Tourism, peace and sustainability in sanctions-ridden destinations

    Siamak Seyfi, Colin Michael Hall and Tan Vo-Thanh

    3. Insurgent citizens: mobility (in)justice and international travel

    Pooneh Torabian and Heather Mair

    4. The role of dark commemorative and sport events in peaceful coexistence in the Western Balkans

    Metod Šuligoj and James Kennell

    5. Peacebuilding and post-conflict tourism: addressing structural violence in Colombia

    Mónica Guasca, Dominique Vanneste and Anne Marie Van Broeck

    6. Disrupting structural violence in South Africa through township tourism

    Meghan L. Muldoon and Heather L. Mair

    Part II: Peace Tourism Pedagogies

    7. "We are reconciliators": when Indigenous tourism begins with agency

    Nicole Curtin and Steven Bird

    8. Exploring a unifying approach to peacebuilding through tourism: Abraham and Israel/Palestine

    Jack Shepherd

    9. Promoting sustainable tourism futures in Timor-Leste by creating synergies between food, place and people

    Tracy Berno, Gobie Rajalingam, Agueda Isolina Miranda and Julia Ximenes

    10. Living in the Wake of Rural Irish Troubles: building an institution for sustainable peace through emotive out-of-place tourism

    John Erwin and Tristan Sturm

    11. Beyond multicultural ‘tolerance’: guided tours and guidebooks as transformative tools for civic learning

    Meghann Ormond and Francesco Vietti

    12. One stone, two birds: harnessing interfaith tourism for peacebuilding and socio-economic development

    Dagnachew Leta Senbeto

    13. "Don’t look back in anger". War museums’ role in the post conflict tourism-peace nexus

    Fabio Carbone

    14. Dances with despots: tourists and the afterlife of statues

    Elizabeth Carnegie and Jerzy Kociatkiewicz

    Part III: Radical Peace Tourism in Practice

    15. Making waves: Peace Boat Japan as a model of sustainable peace through tourism

    Lynda-ann Blanchard, Sumiko Hatakeyama and Akira Kawasaki

    16. A diverse economies approach for promoting peace and justice in volunteer tourism

    Phoebe Everingham, Tamara N. Young, Stephen L. Wearing and Kevin Lyons

    17. Te Awa Tupua: peace, justice and sustainability through Indigenous tourism

    Jason Paul Mika and Regina A. Scheyvens

    Part IV: Postscript

    18. WWOOFing in Australia: ideas and lessons for a de-commodified sustainability tourism

    Adrian Deville, Stephen Wearing and Matthew McDonald

    19. Gender and sustainability – exploring ways of knowing – an ecohumanities perspective

    Kumi Kato

    20. "This is a holy place of Ama Jomo": buen vivir, indigenous voices and ecotourism development in a protected area of Bhutan

    Heidi Karst

    21. The land has voice: understanding the land tenure –sustainable tourism development nexus in Micronesia

    T. S. Stumpf and C. L. Cheshire

    22. Colonizing space and commodifying place: tourism’s violent geographies

    Jennifer A. Devine


    Freya Higgins-Desbiolles is Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Business Unit, University of South Australia, and Co-chair of the Peace Tourism Commission of the International Peace Research Association (IPRA).

    Lynda-ann Blanchard is Vice-President of the Australian Council for Human Rights Education; Honorary Affiliate, Department of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney, Australia and, Co-chair of the Peace Tourism Commission of the International Peace Research Association (IPRA).

    Yoko Urbain is affiliated with St. Marianna University Nursing School, Kawasaki City, and Soka University Department of Letters, Tokyo, Japan; and Co-chair of the Peace Tourism Commission of the International Peace Research Association (IPRA).