Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Title:||A postcolonial analysis of backpacking||Authors:||Teo, P.
|Issue Date:||2006||Citation:||Teo, P., Leong, S. (2006). A postcolonial analysis of backpacking. Annals of Tourism Research 33 (1) : 109-131. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annals.2005.05.001||Abstract:||Backpacking research has mainly focused on Western backpackers even if their destinations are in less developed Asian countries. This paper engages a postcolonial approach to decenter the Western orientation and to reclaim epistemological space for the Asian backpacker who has been largely ignored. Khao San, the backpacker mecca of Southeast Asia is the case study to convey the racialized and gendered nature of backpacking. For tourism providers, these tourists as well as locals, Khao San is a farang landscape that marginalizes Asian backpackers and Asian women backpackers in particular because they are represented as exotic and erotic. Nevertheless, these stereotypes are being contested as the number of Asian backpackers increase in this location. © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.||Source Title:||Annals of Tourism Research||URI:||http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/19825||ISSN:||01607383||DOI:||10.1016/j.annals.2005.05.001|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
Show full item record
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
checked on Oct 24, 2020
WEB OF SCIENCETM
checked on Oct 16, 2020
checked on Oct 25, 2020
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.