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Journeys of discovery in volunteer tourism : international case study perspectives

Author: Kevin D Lyons; Stephen Wearing
Publisher: Wallingford, UK ; Cambridge, MA : CABI, ©2008.
Series: MyiLibrary.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The fast growing phenomenon of volunteer tourism encompasses a diverse range of activities, from conserving environments to working with host communities to alleviate poverty. However, understanding the complex relationship between volunteering and tourism requires a wide analytical framework. Theoretical and empirical case studies from leading researchers in the field explore the experiences of the volunteer
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin D Lyons; Stephen Wearing
ISBN: 9781845933807 184593380X
OCLC Number: 173182741
Description: xv, 217 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. I. Journeys Beyond Otherness: Communities, Culture and Power --
1. Volunteer Tourism as Alternative Tourism: Journeys Beyond Otherness / K.D. Lyons and S. Wearing --
2. 'Pettin' the Critters': Exploring the Complex Relationship Between Volunteers and the Voluntoured in McDowell County, West Virginia, USA, and Tijuana, Mexico / N.G. McGehee and K. Andereck --
3. Volunteering Tourism Knowledge: a Case from the United Nations World Tourism Organization / L. Ruhanen, C. Cooper and E. Fayos-Solá --
4. Lessons from Cuba: a Volunteer Army of Ambassadors / R. Spencer --
5. 'Make a Difference!': the Role of Sending Organizations in Volunteer Tourism / E. Raymond --
pt. II. Inward Journeys: Motivations, Needs and the Self.
Series Title: MyiLibrary.
Responsibility: edited by Kevin D. Lyons and Stephen Wearing.
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Offers an insight into how volunteer tourism is growing and developing. This title includes case studies from researchers in the field which explore the experiences of the volunteer tourist and the  Read more...

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