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Presentation

Start Date

28-9-2022 9:00 AM

End Date

28-9-2022 10:00 AM

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This session introduces the forthcoming edited volume, “The Local Turn in Tourism: Empowering Communities” (Channel View, 2022). Focused on the importance of ‘localising’ tourism in line with the values, perspectives, cultural lifeways and goals of local communities—inclusive of the non-human living environments in which communities are embedded—this volume argues for a turn away from profit-driven, consumptive tourism models, and towards visions of tourism that are grounded in communities. Drawing on theoretical perspectives, case studies, tourism practitioner cases, empirical research and future visions from around the world—ranging from the Kimberley region to Malta, Costa Rica and Oklahoma—this volume presents a kaleidoscope of approaches and ideas on the ways that a local turn in tourism is and can be possible.

Specific focus in the session will be devoted to the volume’s first chapter co-written by Bobbie, Joe and Freya Higgins-Desbiolles, entitled, “Place-based Governance in Tourism: Placing Local Communities at the Centre of Tourism.” This chapter talks about the ways that local governance and tourism intersect and influence one another, with exploration offered from the insights of place-based approaches to governance. Special attention is given the key case study of the chapter that focuses on Karajarri governance and tourism, with Joe Edgar detailing the differences in traditional versus contemporary governance approaches and how these apply to tourism development on Karajarri Country.

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Sep 28th, 9:00 AM Sep 28th, 10:00 AM

The Local Turn in Tourism & Indigenous Place-Based Governance in the Kimberley

This session introduces the forthcoming edited volume, “The Local Turn in Tourism: Empowering Communities” (Channel View, 2022). Focused on the importance of ‘localising’ tourism in line with the values, perspectives, cultural lifeways and goals of local communities—inclusive of the non-human living environments in which communities are embedded—this volume argues for a turn away from profit-driven, consumptive tourism models, and towards visions of tourism that are grounded in communities. Drawing on theoretical perspectives, case studies, tourism practitioner cases, empirical research and future visions from around the world—ranging from the Kimberley region to Malta, Costa Rica and Oklahoma—this volume presents a kaleidoscope of approaches and ideas on the ways that a local turn in tourism is and can be possible.

Specific focus in the session will be devoted to the volume’s first chapter co-written by Bobbie, Joe and Freya Higgins-Desbiolles, entitled, “Place-based Governance in Tourism: Placing Local Communities at the Centre of Tourism.” This chapter talks about the ways that local governance and tourism intersect and influence one another, with exploration offered from the insights of place-based approaches to governance. Special attention is given the key case study of the chapter that focuses on Karajarri governance and tourism, with Joe Edgar detailing the differences in traditional versus contemporary governance approaches and how these apply to tourism development on Karajarri Country.