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Tourism, Travel and Islamophobia: Post 9/11 Journeys of Muslims in Non-Muslim States

Stephenson, Marcus and Ali, Nazia (2010) Tourism, Travel and Islamophobia: Post 9/11 Journeys of Muslims in Non-Muslim States. In: Tourism in the Muslim World. Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 235-251. ISBN 978-1-84950-920-6

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This chapter critically focuses on Islamophobic practices that are embedded in travel and tourism environments. Muslims, especially those journeying to other Western nations, are finding that their freedom of movement is restricted within environments perceived to be hostile, particularly in the context of post-September 11. The premise of this chapter is to illustrate the role of travel and tourism in continuing to reinforce Islamophobic attitudes of the West to Muslims worldwide. Importantly, the discussion critically highlights ways in which religious abhorrence, orientalist perspectives, ethnic detestation, and xenophobic intolerance significantly affect tourism experiences. These factors marginalize communities from appreciating the global attributes of tourism, especially elements that express the importance of cosmopolitan forms of citizenship.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: DOI: 10.1108/S2042-1443(2010)0000002018
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Tourism and Hospitality Management
Depositing User: Fulori Nainoca - Waqairagata
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2016 01:30
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2016 01:30

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