Decommodifying tourism:the contribution of non-governmental organizations

Channel View Publications
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Journal of Sustainable Tourism (Building a Decommodified Research Paradigm in Tourism: The Contribution of NGOs), 2005, 13 (5), pp. 422 - 424
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Current directions in tourism research often favour the pursuit of a commodified tourism product in the search for increased efficiency and global profits using research paradigms that narrowly pursue this direction. It argues that the negative impacts of such a trajectory restrict our ability to understand and analyse the tourism experience requiring decommodifying actions in tourism research to move forward; it uses alternative theoretical and philosophical perspectives that include feminism, ecocentrism, community development and poststructuralism to argue a case.
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