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Volunteer tourism : experiences that make a difference

Author: Stephen Wearing
Publisher: Wallingford, Oxon ; New York : CABI, ©2001.
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This book provides an overview of the phenomenon of volunteer tourism, its sources and its development as a concept; and focuses on the potential positive social and environmental benefits of volunteer tourism, and the prerequisites for a successful experience. Chapter 2 examines alternative tourism experiences and how tourists themselves construct them, then conceptualizes the concept of volunteer tourism within  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Wearing
ISBN: 0851995330 9780851995335
OCLC Number: 46703204
Description: xi, 205 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Introduction --
Ch. 2. Alternative Tourism Experiences --
Ch. 3. Volunteer Tourism Experiences --
Ch. 4. Exploring the Experience --
Ch. 5. The Volunteer Tourist's Experience --
Self and Identity --
Ch. 6. The Site, Social Value and the Self --
Ch. 7. Developing the Self Through the Volunteer Tourism Experience --
Ch. 8. The Impacts on Communities: Moving Beyond the Passing Gaze --
Ch. 9. Volunteer Tourism: Moving on from the Empty Meeting Ground.
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