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Let's say goodbye

The moralising practices of gap year organisations in the Netherlands

Let's say goodbye

The moralising practices of gap year organisations in the Netherlands

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http://cts.som.surrey.ac.uk/publication/lets-say-goodbye-the-moralising-practices-of-gap-year-organisations-in-the-netherlands/wppa_open/
 
Responding to the growing appeal of the gap year amongst young people, the
higher education sector, governmental institutions and, perhaps foremost, the tourism
industry are increasingly starting to realise the potential of promoting tourism as an arena
with moral status and codes, influencing society and individual lives in ‘new’, different and
powerful ways. Due to this burgeoning global and identifiable gap year industry, the network
of public and private organisations, support services, practices and beliefs has become
increasingly open to scrutiny. This paper aims to contribute to a new research agenda
exploring the broader cultural influence of the gap year industry in the Netherlands through a
discourse analysis of online resources targeting young people. In particular, the paper
explores the moralising practices of gap year organisations involved in promoting,
negotiating and regulating new moral values and meanings of, and through, tourism. The
paper concludes with a critical impression of how these organisations claim to offer a more
distinctive way of reflection, and thereby contribute to negative and narrowed views on mass
tourism and, in all likelihood, a distorted sense of global citizenship amongst young people.

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OrganisatieSaxion
AfdelingAcademie Hospitality
LectoraatExperience in Hospitality and Leisure
Datum2013-06-01
TypeConferentiebijdrage
TaalEngels

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