The Resource Volunteer tourism : experiences that make a difference, Stephen Wearing

Volunteer tourism : experiences that make a difference, Stephen Wearing

Label
Volunteer tourism : experiences that make a difference
Title
Volunteer tourism
Title remainder
experiences that make a difference
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Wearing
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book provides an overview of the phenomenon of volunteer tourism, its sources and its development as a concept; and focuses on the potential positive social and environmental benefits of volunteer tourism, and the prerequisites for a successful experience. Chapter 2 examines alternative tourism experiences and how tourists themselves construct them, then conceptualizes the concept of volunteer tourism within those boundaries of alternative tourism and, subsequently, mass tourism. Chapter 3 examines one of the 60 environmental projects undertaken by Youth Challenge International (YCI) between 1991 and 1995, which provides a microsocial context for the examination of the Santa Elena Rainforest Reserve experience of YCI participants. Chapter 4 presents the data obtained from the in-depth interviews with participants from Australia, over the 3 years of the Costa Rica project. Chapter 5 examines the elements of ecotourism, volunteerism and serious leisure in conjunction with the themes that emerged from the participant's definitions of the experience and links them to related information in the interviews and the literature. Chapter 6 focuses on the centrality of the natural environment. Chapter 7 explores how volunteer tourism experiences actually contribute to the development of self, framing the experience in the very words of the participants. Chapter 8 examines the growing convergence of aims between local communities and the tourism sector. Chapter 9 argues that the alternative tourism experiences should not be reduced to a dialogic model of impossible realities related to dialectal materialism. Instead, its understanding should be grounded in human interactions and the concrete social reality in which it takes place
Cataloging source
CCO
Dewey number
338.4/791
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
G156.5.V64
LC item number
W43 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Volunteer tourism : experiences that make a difference, Stephen Wearing
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-191) and indexes
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Alternative Tourism Experiences -- Volunteer Tourism Experiences -- Exploring the Experience -- The Volunteer Tourist's Experience : Self and Identity -- The Site, Social Value and the Self -- Developing the Self Through the Volunteer Tourism Experience -- The Impacts on Communities : Moving Beyond the Passing Gaze -- Volunteer Tourism : Moving on from the Empty Meeting Ground
Control code
ocn567851100
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 205 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780851995335
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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.b22617772
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)567851100
  • pebcs0851995330

Library Locations

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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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