Not That Alternative: Short-term Volunteer Tourism at an Organic Farming Project in Costa Rica

@inproceedings{Zavitz2011NotTA,
  title={Not That Alternative: Short-term Volunteer Tourism at an Organic Farming Project in Costa Rica},
  author={Kate J. Zavitz and D. Butz},
  year={2011}
}
Drawing on interview-based research with seven young Canadian women who volunteered briefly at an organic farming project in Costa Rica, supplemented by participant observation with a larger group of volunteers and conversations with local people and the farm’s owners, this paper offers an empirically grounded critique of short-term international volunteering. It demonstrates that, despite the claims of the voluntourism industry and the hopeful rhetoric of much academic literature… CONTINUE READING

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