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Politicalization of Tourism Research: The Meaning Transformation of ‘Green Tourism’

  • Journal of Tourism Sciences
  • Abbr : JTS
  • 2010, 34(6), pp.11-36
  • Publisher : The Tourism Sciences Society Of Korea
  • Research Area : Social Science > Tourism

Kwang-Eik Cho 1 Lee Don-jae 2

1대구가톨릭대학교
2용인대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study examines the politicalization of tourism research by closely looking at the change in the meaning of green tourism in Korea over the last several years. Data were collected from technical reports, news papers, journal papers, and textbooks. Result of a critical review of the related literature showed that in Korean tourism academy, like in Japan. green tourism has been considered as almost same thing with rural tourism. However, after current administration's declaration of 'low carbon green growth policy in 2008, this meaning of green tourism has been significantly changed. Particularly, the meaning and usage of green tourism is being extended as an environment friendly tourism and a tool of 'low carbon and green growth' policy. Based on the power-knowledge theory of Michel Foucault, this study explains this transition process from the view point of political consideration.

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