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Volunteer Tourism in the Global South : Giving Back in Neoliberal Times.

Author/creator Vrasti, Wanda
Format Electronic and Book
Publication InfoHoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2012.
Description1 online resource (177 pages).
Supplemental Content EBSCOhost
Series Interventions
Interventions. UNAUTHORIZED
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; 1 Introduction; 2 The self as enterprise; 3 Multicultural sensibilities in Guatemala; 4 Entrepreneurial education in Ghana; 5 Conclusion: international political life; Bibliography; Index.
Abstract 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 volunteer tourism may not trigger social change, provide meaningful encounters with difference, or offer professional expertise, as the brochure discourse and the scholarly literature on tourism and hospitali.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Source of descriptionPrint version record.
Issued in other formPrint version: Vrasti, Wanda. Volunteer Tourism in the Global South : Giving Back in Neoliberal Times. Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2012 9780415694025
Genre/formElectronic books.

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