Certain types of tourism, such as volunteer tourism and student travel, have long been associated with global citizenship. To travel and to experience other societies and other cultures is linked with a cosmopolitan outlook, and also with the capacity to empathise and act ethically in relation to people in distant countries. In turn global citizenship – being a ‘citizen of the world’ - has become increasingly important both as a moral and political identity. Encouraged by employers, validated by universities, travel has become a marker of moral and intent for altruistic and ambitious youth with a mind to travel and the bank balance to facilitate it. The chapters in this volume explore the relationship between tourism, global citizenship and cosmopolitanism.
The chapters were originally published in a special issue of Tourism Recreation Research.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Volunteer tourism, cosmopolitanism and global citizenship Jim Butcher 1. Citizenship, global citizenship and volunteer tourism: a critical analysis Jim Butcher 2. A rite of passage? Exploring youth transformation and global citizenry in the study abroad experience Simone Grabowski, Stephen Wearing, Kevin Lyons, Michael Tarrant and Adam Landon 3. Cosmopolitan empathy in volunteer tourism: a psychosocial perspective Émilie Crossley 4. Class and global citizenship: perspectives from non-elite young people’s participation in volunteer tourism Ruth Cheung Judge 5. ‘FEEL IT’: moral cosmopolitans and the politics of the sensed in tourism João Afonso Baptista 6. Cosmopolitan education, travel and mobilities to Washington, DC Felix Schubert and Kevin Hannam 7. Producing science and global citizenship? Volunteer tourism and conservation in Belize Noella J. Gray, Alexandra Meeker, Sarah Ravensbergen, Amy Kipp and Jocelyn Faulkner 8. Volunteer tourism in Romania as/for global citizenship Cori Jakubiak and Iulia Iordache-Bryant 9. Mediating global citizenry: a study of facilitator-educators at an Australian university Tamara Young, Joanne Hanley and Kevin Daniel Lyons 10. Educating tourists for global citizenship: a microfi nance tourism providers’ perspective Giang Thi Phi, Michelle Whitford, Dianne Dredge and Sacha Reid 11. The limits of cosmopolitanism: exchanges of knowledge in a Guatemalan volunteer programme Rebecca L. Nelson 12. There’s a troll on the information bridge! An exploratory study of deviant online behaviour impacts on tourism cosmopolitanism Aaron Tham and Mingzhong Wang
Jim Butcher is a Reader in the School of Human and Life Sciences at Canterbury Christ Church University in the UK. He has written three books on the politics of tourism, and blogs at http://politicsoftourism.blogspot.co.uk/