Toward a Critical Ecofeminist Research Paradigm for Sustainable Tourism Chapter uri icon


  • 2016 by Emerald Group Publishing Limited. Pressing sustainability issues face the 21st century, as identified by the Millennium Development Goals and its post initiatives, and ethical principles related to fairness, equity, and justice are increasingly important to address climate change and resource scarcities. Yet, such ethical dimensions remain surprisingly little addressed in the tourism literature. Ecofeminist critique offers insights into this gap, identifying historical antecedents in patriarchal, Enlightenmentdriven discourses of science where positivistic approaches facilitate the control and use of nature and women. This chapter draws from this critique to propose a preliminary, justice-oriented framework to resituate sustainable tourism within an embodied paradigm that covers intangibles such as emotions, feelings, and an ethic of care.

author list (cited authors)

  • Camargo, B. A., Jamal, T., & Wilson, E.

citation count

  • 6

complete list of authors

  • Camargo, Blanca A||Jamal, Tazim||Wilson, Erica

Book Title

  • Tourism Social Science Series

publication date

  • May 2016