Tourism and Inequality: Problems and Prospects

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Stroma Cole, Nigel Morgan
CABI, 2010 - Business & Economics - 224 pages
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Tourism has long been considered a source of social inequality, and as the Industry continues to expand rapidly. There is an increasing need for a better understanding of its consequences.

Providing a synthesis of tourism as a source of injustice, Tourism and Inequality addresses a wide range of interrelated forms of inequality, Investigating its association with class, nation, ethnicity, race, gender, disability and age. Chapters examine routes towards social justice and Initiatives that aim to ace poverty alleviation, fair trade, ethics and human rights. The analysis of a wide variety of case studies from around the world allows an exploration into the ways that tourism can be used positively to alleviate the impacts of social injustice. Providing a unique multidisciplinary perspective, the authors aim to lead the way towards a more socially responsible future for tourism practice.

This book provides a useful resource for students of tourism and tourism management, as well as industry professionals and policy makers.

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About the author (2010)

is a senior lecturer in tourism geography at the University of the West of England. Stroma combines her academic career with action research and consultancy. Most recently looking at tourism and water inequality in Bali and recently working for the UNDP in Sumatra, and the FCO in Mexico. She is the Chair of Tourism Concern, a charity fighting exploitation in tourism.

PhD is Professor of Tourism Studies at Cardiff School of Management's Welsh Centre for Tourism Research at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff. A strong proponent of advocacy scholarship, he was one of originators of the notion of hopeful tourism scholarship and is co-chair of the biennial Critical Tourism Studies Conference Series. Nigel has a background in leisure policy and public sector tourism and public relations management and has held a number of senior academic posts at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff since 1994. He is passionately interested in the connections between tourism, social justice, identity and place and has written or edited 15 books in these areas. Nigel is an editorial board member of several leading international journals including Place Branding & Public Diplomacy, Hospitality & Society and Vacation Marketing and is an Associate Editor of the Annals of Tourism Research.

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