Tourism and anarchism

Tolkach, Denis (2017) Tourism and anarchism. Tourism Recreation Research, 42 (3). pp. 284-298.

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This paper aims to contribute to the application of political philosophies to the tourism domain. There has been a growing critique of the dominance of neoliberal theories within the tourism sector and tourism literature. Nevertheless, the present paper argues that engagement with full range of political philosophies would benefit tourism research. The application of various political philosophies, such as anarchism, may assist the development of new research areas within critical tourism studies and advance debates on contemporary issues of poverty, inequality, injustice and natural degradation. Anarchism has been rarely mentioned in tourism studies; however, its focus on justice, freedom and solidarity as well as its scepticism towards both the government and the corporations may contribute to various streams of tourism research, as the present paper indicates. Considering the revival of interest in anarchism in related disciplines, such as geography, the present paper constructs a research agenda based on the adoption of anarchism as a political philosophy.

Item ID: 63280
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 0250-8281
Keywords: anarchism, politics, political philosophy, critical tourism studies, alternative tourism
Copyright Information: © 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2020 22:53
FoR Codes: 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3508 Tourism > 350899 Tourism not elsewhere classified @ 60%
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4408 Political science > 440899 Political science not elsewhere classified @ 40%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900302 Socio-Cultural Issues in Tourism @ 70%
94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9402 Government and Politics > 940299 Government and Politics not elsewhere classified @ 30%
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