1st Edition

Tourism, Global Crises and Justice Tourism Transition to a More Just and Sustainable Future

    264 Pages
    by Routledge

     This book gathers theoretical and empirical studies exploring the link between global crises, sustainable tourism and the justice challenges being faced by vulnerable groups, individuals, and society.


    While any crisis may exacerbate existing inequalities, the crises of the 21st century are compounding and complicating the ways the impacts unfold and engulf individuals, communities and indeed, the global community. Recent crises revealed how dependent our economies and societies are on the tourism and hospitality industries. While studies of crises in tourism have proliferated, with concerns for risk management, recovery and resilience, COVID-19 has exposed the need to think more profoundly on this topic. In such circumstances, therefore, tourism actors must respond to the sustainability and justice challenges resulting from current and future crises by rethinking, redefining and reorienting tourism. The chapters in this edited volume  present  a  discussion  of  pertinent  themes  that  consider  just  transformations,  issues  of  climate  justice,  diverse  worldviews  and  knowledges,  possibilities  for  solidarity  through  tourism,  and  concerns  with  power  and  decolonisation.


    This book will be of great interest to upper-level students, researchers, and academic of tourism, development studies and sustainability, as well as professionals in the field of tourism management. The chapters in this book were originally published in the Journal of Sustainable Tourism.

    Foreword: Academics can change the world, if they stop talking only to their peers

    Jeremy Sampson


    Introduction: Tourism, global crises and justice: rethinking, redefining and reorienting tourism futures

    Raymond Rastegar, Freya Higgins-Desbiolles and Lisa Ruhanen


    Part I: Activating justice


    1. Toward critical race tourism: valuing counter-narratives and endarkened storywork

    Stefanie Benjamin & Judson Laughter


    2. The Potential of Toxic Tours: Indigenous Perspectives on Crises, Relationships, Justice and Resurgence in Oklahoma Indian Country

    Bobbie Chew Bigby, Earl Hatley and Rebecca Jim


    3. Gender justice in global tourism: exploring tourism transformation through the lens of feminist alternative economics

    Angela B. Kalisch and Stroma Cole


    4. Justice and community citizenship behavior for the environment: small tourism business entrepreneurs’ perspectives

    Mao-Ying Wu, Xinfang Wu, Qiu-cheng Li, Jie Wang and Yi Wang


    Part II:  Engaging marginalized tourism stakeholders



    5. Reimagining children’s participation: a child rights informed approach to social justice in tourism

    Antonia Canosa and Anne Graham


    6. Tourism and refugee-crisis intersections: co-creating tour guide experiences in Leeds, England

    Elisa Burrai, Dorina-Maria Buda and Emily Stevenson


    7. Seeking justice beyond the platform economy: migrant workers navigating precarious lives

    Tyler Riordan, Richard N.S. Robinson and Gerhard Hoffstaedter


    Part III: Tools and processes that build (in)justice in tourism


    8. Do international sanctions help or inhibit justice and sustainability in tourism?

    Siamak Seyfi, Colin Michael Hall, Jarkko Saarinen and Tan Vo-Thanh


    9. Tourism policies and inclusive development: the case of Kenya and Rwanda

    Christine N. Buzinde and Tanner Caterina-Knorr


    10. Tourism policy, spatial justice and COVID-19: lessons from a tourist-historic city

    Brendan Paddison and Jenny Hall


    Part IV: Confronting crises, building justice and transitioning tourism


    11. The poor on the road: qiongyou as a collective resistance and justice tourism

    Yimeng Yang


    12. Tourism, compounding crises, and struggles for sovereignty

    Carter A. Hunt, María José Barragán-Paladines, Juan Carlos Izurieta and Andrés Ordóñez L


    13.  Decolonising tourism and development: from orphanage tourism to community empowerment in Cambodia

    Freya Higgins-Desbiolles, Regina A. Scheyvens and Bhanu Bhatia


    14. Rethinking the space of tourism, its power-geometries, and spatial justice

    Lucia Tomassini and Ian Lamond


    Raymond Rastegar is a Lecturer and Researcher at the Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel management, Griffith University. He holds a PhD in Tourism Management and his scholarly interest and expertise lie in the fields of justice, sustainability transitions and environmental conservation. His research delivered new insights into the tourism phenomenon to advocate a more just and sustainable tourism future for humans and nonhumans.


     Freya Higgins-Desbiolles is Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Business Unit, University of South Australia, Adjunct Associate Professor with the Department of Recreation and Leisure, University of Waterloo, Canada and Visiting Professor with the Centre for Research and Innovation in Tourism, Taylor’s University of Malaysia. Her work focuses on social justice, human rights and sustainability issues in tourism.


     Lisa Ruhanen is Professor and the Deputy Head of School at University of Queensland Business School. She has been involved in almost 30 academic and consultancy research projects in Australia and overseas. Her research areas include sustainable tourism destination policy and planning, climate change and Indigenous tourism.