Toward a critical ecofeminist research paradigm for sustainable tourism

Blanca A. Camargo, Tazim Jamal, Erica Wilson

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Pressing sustainability issues face the 21st century, as identified by the Millennium Development Goals and its post initiatives, and ethical principles related to fairness, equity, and justice are increasingly important to address climate change and resource scarcities. Yet, such ethical dimensions remain surprisingly little addressed in the tourism literature. Ecofeminist critique offers insights into this gap, identifying historical antecedents in patriarchal, Enlightenmentdriven discourses of science where positivistic approaches facilitate the control and use of nature and women. This chapter draws from this critique to propose a preliminary, justice-oriented framework to resituate sustainable tourism within an embodied paradigm that covers intangibles such as emotions, feelings, and an ethic of care.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTourism Social Science Series
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

Publication series

NameTourism Social Science Series
ISSN (Print)1571-5043

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2016 by Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
  • Anthropology


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