Obesity and tourism: A critical vision

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dc.contributor.author Small, J
dc.contributor.author Harris, C
dc.contributor.editor Richards, V
dc.contributor.editor Raguz, A
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T10:04:45Z
dc.date.issued 2009-01
dc.identifier.citation 3rd Critical Tourism Studies Conference Proceedings, 2009, pp. 560 - 568
dc.identifier.other E1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/11465
dc.description.abstract The tourism industry in its product/service and promotion has neglected certain groups of tourists, but so too have tourism scholars and researchers. This paper focuses on tourism transportation and obesity. A study of websites and blogsites on the subject reveals that while the industry has been silent, passengers are loud and indignant. The research identifies that the topic is a broad social issue affecting passengers of all sizes. This paper explores issues of discrimination, stigmatisation and `othering of travellers who are overweight/ obese. A review of weight stigma theory introduces important frameworks within which we can consider the experience of travellers who are obese. By calling attention to the experiences of travellers who are obese and those who are not, we ask: whose bodies are privileged in the provision of the tourist experience? This study leads the authors to question why tourism scholars have not researched the issue of obesity as this is a `growing tourism market Such an omission also raises important questions about ethics and `Othering and how we conceptualise and research `Tourism.
dc.publisher Institute for Tourism
dc.title Obesity and tourism: A critical vision
dc.type Conference Proceeding
dc.parent 3rd Critical Tourism Studies Conference Proceedings
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Zagreb, Croatia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 560 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 568 en_US
dc.cauo.name BUS.School of Leisure, Sport and Tourism en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.conference Critical Tourism Studies Conference Proceedings
dc.for 150603 Tourism Management
dc.personcode 940007
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Tourism Management en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom Critical Tourism Studies Conference Proceedings en_US
dc.date.activity 20090621 en_US
dc.date.activity 2009-06-21
dc.location.activity Zadar, Croatia en_US
dc.description.keywords Obesity, tourism, airline, weight stigma, discrimination en_US
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Business
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Business/School of Management
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Cosmopolitan Civil Societies
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)


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