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Volunteer tourism in the global south

Wanda Vrasti

Volunteer tourism in the global south

giving back in neoliberal times

by Wanda Vrasti

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Published by Routledge in Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Volunteer tourism,
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General,
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / General,
  • Government policy,
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Political Parties

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementWanda Vrasti
    SeriesInterventions
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsG156.5.V64 V73 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25237527M
    ISBN 109780415694025, 9780203104453
    LC Control Number2012004351


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Volunteer Tourism in the Global South: Giving Back in Neoliberal Times By: Wanda Vrasti New York: Routledge, Wanda Vrasti’s Volunteer Tourism in the Global South: Giving Back in Neoliberal Times () inserts a much-needed Continental perspective into the wider academic discussion of volunteer tourism, or short-term, alternative travel that combines unskilled volunteering.

Volunteer Tourism in the Global South provides a unique and innovative analysis of the relationship between the political and personal dimensions of volunteer tourism and will be of great interest to scholars and students of international relations, cultural Author: Wanda Vrasti.

However, the book certainly offers a platform for academics and practitioners to debate and exchange ideas on the value of volunteer tourism and it provides a conceptual discourse on north-south dialectics, and the problems and challenges of global interactions through tourism in a global context that Volunteer tourism in the global south book dominated by neoliberalism.

Volunteer Tourism in the Global South provides a unique and innovative analysis of the relationship between the political and personal dimensions of volunteer tourism and will be of great interest to scholars and students of international relations, cultural geography, tourism, and development by:   Volunteer Tourism in the Global South provides a unique and innovative analysis of the relationship between the political and personal dimensions of volunteer tourism and will be of great interest to scholars and students of international relations, cultural Cited by: Indeed they suggest that volunteer tourism outsources the responsibilities of cultivating global citizenship onto the South.

The book raises important questions for those of us seeking to understand North-South relations and politics today." – Dr Vanessa Pupavac, School of Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham, UK.

Volunteer Tourism in the Global South provides a unique and innovative analysis of the relationship between the political and personal dimensions of volunteer tourism and will be of great interest to scholars and students of international relations, cultural Brand: Taylor And Francis. Volunteer tourism is at the forefront of NGO led tourism development agendas and is now the fastest growing niche tourism market in the world (Lyons and Wearing, ).

The expansion of volunteer tourism is more than the latest trend in alternative travel; rather I argue that it is a cultural commentary on the appropriate response to global. de fi ned volunteer tourism from the volunteer International volunteer tourism experience in South Africa: an.

Participatory environmental research in tourism e a global view. Get this from a library. Volunteer tourism in the global south: giving back in neoliberal times. [Wanda Vrasti] -- "This work explores the increasingly popular phenomenon of volunteer tourism in the Global South, paying particular attention to the governmental rationalities and socio-economic conditions that.

This work explores the increasingly popular phenomenon of volunteer tourism in the Global South, paying particular attention to the governmental rationalities and.

All Out Africa is a travel company focused on providing responsible travel experiences for volunteers who are looking for a working holiday in the four Volunteer tourism in the global south book that they operate projects in.

From Swaziland to South Africa, Mozambique and Botswana, there are an array of volunteer projects to get involved eer with the childcare programmes and work to assist the caregivers, social Author: Travelstarter.

A combination of volunteering and tourism, voluntourism is a popular form of international travel. You use your time and energy to help others while exploring a different country and culture.

At Projects Abroad, we take volunteer tourism a step further: We provide the gold standard of safety and support, helping you fulfill your potential and. volunteer tourism have been the subject of commentaries and critiques (e.g., Barkham ; Frean ; Kelly ; VSO ).

Hence, it is a feature of academic and public discourse on the global South and development. Second, the gap-year companies, charities and non-governmental organizations that organize volunteer. Volunteer tourism, also known as "voluntourism", is a specific kind of international volunteering.

It is a relatively new concept, combining the nonprofit sector and the tourism sector. [42] Essentially, it is a form of international traveling to resource poor settings, with a. A combination of volunteering and tourism, voluntourism is a popular form of international travel.

You use your time and energy to help others while exploring a different country and culture. At Projects Abroad, we take volunteer tourism a step further.

Indeed they suggest that volunteer tourism outsources the responsibilities of cultivating global citizenship onto the South. The book raises important questions for those of us seeking to understand North-South relations and politics today." – Dr Vanessa Pupavac, School of Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham, UKAuthor: Jim Butcher, Peter Smith.

Ecotourism portal & professional network founded in Focusing on green travel and green jobs. Join us today. This citizenship is perhaps most conspicuously symbolized in tourism by images of the volunteer tourist with children from the Global South. As Crouch notes, “tourism and media are enmeshed within numerous flows of cultural events, contexts, desires and feeling.

They are erratically mutually informative, with loose and porous by: This work explores the increasingly popular phenomenon of volunteer tourism in the Global South, paying particular attention to the governmental rationalities and socio-economic conditions that valorise it as a noble and necessary cultural practice.

Combining theoretical research with primary data gathered during volunteering programs in Guatemala and Ghana, the author argues that although. Most of the volunteers working in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ghana, and South Africa escape for weekend getaways to spot Africa’s BIG 5.

Adventure activities: If you are volunteering in South Africa, then you should definitely go for bungee jumping from Bloukrans Bridge (which is.

Voluntourism, which allows socially-conscious holiday-makers to pay thousands of dollars to work in poor communities across South America, Asia. Volunteer tourism: a global analysis: a report / by Tourism Research and Marketing.

Author. Tourism Research and Marketing (TRAM) Other Authors. European Association for Tourism and Leisure Education. Tourism Research and Marketing. Published. Arnhem, The Netherlands: ATLAS, c Physical Description.

84 p.: ill. ; 30 cm. Subjects. Volunteer Tourism in the Global South provides a unique and innovative analysis of the relationship between the political and personal dimensions of volunteer tourism and will be of great interest to scholars and students of international relations, cultural geography, tourism, and development : Wanda Vrasti.

Just a generation ago the notion that holidays should be invested with ethical and political significance would have sounded odd. Today it is part of the lifestyle political landscape. Volunteer tourism is indicative of the growth of lifestyle strategies intended to exhibit care and responsibility towards others less fortunate, strategies aligned closely with developing one’s ethical.

This paper examines the current state of ‘volunteer tourism,’ both as a field of study and modern phenomenon. The foundation of the review rests upon themes initiated over 10 years ago in Volunteer Tourism: Experiences That Make a Difference (Wearing, ).The review begins with a discussion of the explosive growth of volunteer tourism (research and practice) and continues with an Cited by:   Volunteer Tourism provides an in-depth analysis of the complex issues associated with traditional and contemporary volunteer tourism.

Reflecting the growth in this phenomenon, this book provides a cohesive collection of chapters written from a range of Brand: Taylor And Francis. Volunteer tourism describes a field of tourism, in which travelers visit a destination and take part in projects in the local community.

Projects are commonly nature-based, people-based or involve restoration of buildings and artifacts (e.g. restoration of a Buddhist temple inMongolia). Although recently appropriated in domestic contexts (Villano, ), volunteer tourism in academic literature indexes unskilled, temporally shallow travel that moves primarily in a Global North-South flow (Callanan and Thomas, ).Cited by: 1.

The mass tourism industry really began to flourish in the s and over the next two decades so did small niche tourism markets (Lo & Lee, ), [grammar?] by the s the rush of volunteer tourism had arrived (Callanan & Thomas, ). Consumption behaviour changed again as the global awareness of environmental issues altered the way that.

Sustainable Tourism in the Global South xiii trends and emerging issues in the community context of medical tourism in tropical Asia.

The second part of the book focuses on the environmental aspects of sustainable tourism development and is concerned with environmental management and sustainable tourism practices. In Chapter 9, Celia. Take on conservation volunteering in South America, and explore and protect the astonishing biodiversity of the Galapagos Islands, famously documented by Charles Darwin.

Learn Spanish on any of our programs as you volunteer in South America. You can do a Language Course as a complete beginner, or as an intermediate speaker eager to practice. The key to making sure your volunteering abroad is useful, efficient and positive for both parties is being honest about what skills you really have to offer as a volunteer, and careful research into where these skills might be used most effectively.

When I was 18 I volunteered as a teacher in the South Pacific country of Vanuatu. This chapter explores the nature of volunteer tourism and travel volunteering as part of the larger section of this book on the purposive types of volunteers and volunteering. This new type of volunteering now constitutes a burgeoning segment of the alternative tourism industry that goes far beyond both the traditional notion of volunteering Cited by: 2.

Volunteer Tourism, Sydney, Australia. likes. Volunteer tourism as a popular form of alternative tourism tries to link consumer behavior to assisting developing ers: Volunteer in sports development program in South Africa, give sports training and life skills to children from undeserved communities studying local primary schools, encourage kids.

Volunteer/Community Tours & Trips What better way to expand your horizons than with a Volunteer/Community tour. Use your vacation time towards a good cause and enjoy the chance to give back to local communities and support sustainable projects/5().

This edited book was the output from the Volunteering and Tourism Symposium and members of the Volunteer Tourism Research Group. Special Stream Convener: Travel Philanthropy, Volunteer and Charity Tourism at the International Conference Sustainable Tourism: Issues, Debates and.

Volunteer vacations and voluntourism (volunteer tourism) have become huge trends in recent years, with thousands of people all over the world traveling to underdeveloped countries, such as Author: Kaitlyn Chamberlin.

In Cape Town, volunteer programs will have you on your feet and contributing to exciting fields, like tracking endangered African penguins or coaching a youth rugby team.

As a destination, this South African city provides the perfect backdrop for a global volunteer experience. China is a limitless land of history, culture, and emerging modernity, all rolled into one. It’s one of the most popular volunteer abroad destinations, and it’s obvious you’ll find both swarming metropolises and serene rural landscapes.

You won’t have trouble meeting people – it’s the world’s most populous country. Sending untrained young people to volunteer with vulnerable people is unlikely to help communities, warn responsible tourism and child protection Author: Katherine Purvis.

Emphasis on Volunteer Work. If, on the other hand you answered the first question with the decision that you want volunteering to be a primary focus of the trip, get ready for a deluge. If you do a google search on the words, “volunteer tourism,” for example, it’ll return more than 2 million : Christina Heyniger.