Obesity and tourism: A critical vision

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dc.contributor.author Harris, Candice en_US
dc.contributor.author Small, Jennie en_US
dc.contributor.editor Richards, V; Raguz, A en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T10:04:45Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-28T10:04:45Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier 2009003327 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Small Jennifer and Harris Candice 2009, 'Obesity and tourism: A critical vision', Institute for Tourism, Zagreb, Croatia, pp. 560-568. en_US
dc.identifier.issn - en_US
dc.identifier.other E1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/11465
dc.description.abstract The tourism industry in its product/service and promotion has neglected certain groups of tourists, but so too have tourism scholars and researchers. This paper focuses on tourism transportation and obesity. A study of websites and blogsites on the subject reveals that while the industry has been silent, passengers are loud and indignant. The research identifies that the topic is a broad social issue affecting passengers of all sizes. This paper explores issues of discrimination, stigmatisation and `othering? of travellers who are overweight/ obese. A review of weight stigma theory introduces important frameworks within which we can consider the experience of travellers who are obese. By calling attention to the experiences of travellers who are obese and those who are not, we ask: whose bodies are privileged in the provision of the tourist experience? This study leads the authors to question why tourism scholars have not researched the issue of obesity as this is a `growing? tourism market Such an omission also raises important questions about ethics and `Othering? and how we conceptualise and research `Tourism?. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Institute for Tourism en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://www.sal.wur.nl/UK/Conferences/Zadar2009/Conference+Proceedings en_US
dc.title Obesity and tourism: A critical vision en_US
dc.parent 3rd Critical Tourism Studies Conference Proceedings en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Zagreb, Croatia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 560 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 568 en_US
dc.cauo.name BUS.School of Leisure, Sport and Tourism en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 150603 en_US
dc.personcode 940007 en_US
dc.personcode 0000028388 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Tourism Management en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom Critical Tourism Studies Conference Proceedings en_US
dc.date.activity 20090621 en_US
dc.location.activity Zadar, Croatia en_US
dc.description.keywords Obesity, tourism, airline, weight stigma, discrimination en_US

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