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This paper reflects on the biopolitical implications for tourists and workers of enclavic tourist resorts. I contend that the concept of ‘the Island’ captures very well the metaphorical, but also the functional proximity between many tourist ‘islands’ and other past and contemporary forms of...
Recent theorizing on the changing patterns of gender and labour in contemporary capitalist production provides a fertile starting point for investigating tourism as work and labour — instead of the more common themes of leisure, management and social or environmental impact. Current working life...
This article sets out to examine the potential of the distinctive practical knowledge inherent in small tourism firms in developing theorization of tourism. Whereas previous literature has commonly featured small tourism firms in terms of ‘lack of knowledge’, this paper suggests that particular...
Whilst psychological contracts have received significant attention, how they work across a career, in particular how they work in labour intense low-paid industries, has been less explicitly considered. This paper explores the intersection of psychological contract theory and emotional labour...
This article examines one of the key occupations in nature tourism: wilderness guiding. It investigates what it means for the work of guides when nature is simultaneously a product to be sold, an operational environment and a partaker in the tour. The concept of ‘collective’ by Bruno Latour is...
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