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The Critical Turn in Tourism Studies by Annette Pritchard, Nigel Morgan, Irena Ateljevic

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10   Hotel Bauen

An exploratory case study in justicetourism

Freya Higgins-Desbiolles

Introduction

Recent events including major financial crises are challenging the hegemonic dominance of capitalist globalization and the ideology of neo-liberalism. Within the domain of tourism, alternative tourism can be viewed in the context of an increasingly vigorous challenge to the impacts of corporatized tourism and spreading capitalist globalization (Higgins-Desbiolles 2008). In particular, justice tourism is a new phenomenon that clearly contributes to this agenda. However, to date, justice tourism has received little academic attention; there is a clear need to investigate the aims, strategies, outcomes and limitations of this unusual effort to harness ...

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