‘The white woman's burden’ – the racialized, gendered politics of volunteer tourism

  title={‘The white woman's burden’ – the racialized, gendered politics of volunteer tourism},
  author={R. Bandyopadhyay and V. Patil},
  journal={Tourism Geographies},
  pages={644 - 657}
ABSTRACT Talking about race in volunteer tourism is like breaking a taboo. By critically exploring the racialized and gendered politics of volunteer tourism from the perspective of the ‘white savior complex,’ we seek to open new avenues of discussion to break this silence. We employ a postcolonial feminist theoretical framework to analyze volunteer tourism. The meanings, practices, and policies of volunteer tourism development are informed by the racialized, gendered logics of colonial thought… Expand
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