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Sustainable Tourism Research in South Africa: In Search of a Place for Work and the Workplace

  • Christian M. RogersonEmail author
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Abstract

An analysis is undertaken of existing literature on sustainable tourism in South Africa in order to isolate the relative importance of research concerning tourism and work. It is argued that since 2000 sustainable tourism scholarship has clustered around eight knowledge domains. Most sustainable tourism scholarship concentrates around the themes of responsible tourism, pro-poor tourism, local economic development and small enterprise development. Other rising issues are tourism infrastructure, the uneven space economy of tourism and climate change impacts. In common with international trends in South Africa only limited forays have been undertaken so far into tourism work and the workplace which is disclosed as the most weakly established knowledge domain in extant local scholarship.

Keywords

Sustainable tourism Academic journals South Africa Employment issues Tourism work 

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Acknowledgements

An earlier version of this paper was presented at the Workshop on Sustainable Tourism in Africa held at the University of Johannesburg in September 2017. Thanks to inputs received from workshop participants and to Arabella Rogerson for preparing Fig. 4.1. Usual disclaimers apply.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Tourism & HospitalityCollege of Business & Economics, University of JohannesburgJohannesburgSouth Africa

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