Call for Chapters: Global Perspectives on Human Rights and the Impact of Tourism Consumption in the 21st Century


Maximiliano E Korstanje, University of Palermo, Argentina

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: January 25, 2023
Full Chapters Due: April 9, 2023
Submission Date: April 9, 2023


The turn of the twentieth century has invariably posed the dilemma of human rights in the tapestry. The growth of tourism has globally created some socioeconomic impacts in local communities (McCabe & Diekmann, 2015). Some of these problems include pollution and contamination in the environment while other affects seriously the human rights of the local population and tourists as well. The matter of human rights occupies a central position in the philosophy of ethics, but for some reason which is hard to precise here, it remains unlooked in the fields of tourism research. While the expansion of tourism has created considerable profits for some communities some ethnicities and minorities are systematically relegated to a peripheral position. The question of human rights, having said this, is associated with the problem of inequality as well as social justice and governance (Cole & Eriksson, 2010). The opposite seems to be equally true, some local groups develop a much dormant sentiment of hostility [if not violence] against foreign tourists. The debate revolving around tourism consumption and human rights encompasses locals, ethnic minorities, migrants and low-skilled workers, as well as tourists and visitors (Higgins-Desbiolles & Whyte 2015; Korstanje, Tzanelli & Clayton, 2014). What is more important, the recent dispositions adopted by governments to prevent the COVID-19 contagion appear to confront directly all human rights linked to mobilities, free circulation and the right to travel (Baum & Hai, 2020). The pandemic ignited a hot debate about to what extent citizens have the right to travel or if it is a prerogative given [or neglected] by the state. Meanwhile, the fear of strangers [encouraged by the pandemic] derived from the sentiment of hostility as xenophobia, discrimination and tourist-phobia. Last but not least, the financial asymmetries between the global North and South not only generate diasporas migratory fluxes but also lead many people to be enslaved or work in bad conditions to meet the desires of international demand. Examples such as child sex trafficking, human trafficking, enslavement, work exploitation, and forced prostitution are part of this complex problem. As the previous argument is given, the present book fills a gap in the specialized literature discussing different fields and levels of human rights, not only in tourists but also in some marginalized groups which are subordinated [stuck] to the dynamics of the tourism industry. This editorial project toys with the belief that tourism consumption is an essential part of a social system which is more than the sum of its parts. Any change in tourism gravitates furtherly in the entire system.


The goals of the book are threefold: 1- Develop a rich conceptual debate around tourism consumption's impact on human rights. 2- The introduction to successful study cases where tourism contributes positively to the human rights 3- To lay the foundations for a new understanding of human rights involving hosts and guests.

Target Audience

The Target audience includes post and pregraduate students, scholars, fieldworkers, policymakers, and practitioners concerned with the interaction between tourism consumption, social justice and human rights.

Recommended Topics

Human Rights and Tourism Consumption Human Trafficking Tourism and geospatial discrimination Tourism and gentrification theory Tourism and violence Human Rights and racism Sex Child tourism COVID-19 and social distancing. Restrictions to travel and free circulation Criminality and tourism Legal infringement in leisure spots. Tourism and War Tourist Misbehaviour. Tourism consumption and access to water and basic rights. [only to name a few]

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before January 25, 2023, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by February 8, 2023 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.Full chapters are expected to be submitted by April 9, 2023, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Global Perspectives on Human Rights and the Impact of Tourism Consumption in the 21st Century. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery® online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2023.

Important Dates

January 25, 2023: Proposal Submission Deadline
February 8, 2023: Notification of Acceptance
April 9, 2023: Full Chapter Submission
May 23, 2023: Review Results Returned
July 4, 2023: Final Acceptance Notification
July 18, 2023: Final Chapter Submission


Maximiliano E Korstanje
University of Palermo


Business and Management; Education; Government and Law; Social Sciences and Humanities
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