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Narratives of global citizenship, ethics and tourism : A Danish perspective

Baker, Hannah and Dredge, Dianne LU (2019) In Hospitality and Society 9(1). p.9-30
Abstract

This article explores global citizenship through the narratives of employees of a Danish travel-related NGO. Using a narrative approach, this article unravels how employees interpret their own identity and position themselves as global citizens. Findings reveal that participants' stories reinforce a strong sense of moral responsibility to both people and the planet. We also found that global citizenship is constructed through a highly abductive, internal conversation that individuals have crystallizing around their moral commitments, their social identity as defined by their legal citizenship, their political identity and perceived agency, and their travel and work-related experiences. The narrative approach highlights the fractal... (More)

This article explores global citizenship through the narratives of employees of a Danish travel-related NGO. Using a narrative approach, this article unravels how employees interpret their own identity and position themselves as global citizens. Findings reveal that participants' stories reinforce a strong sense of moral responsibility to both people and the planet. We also found that global citizenship is constructed through a highly abductive, internal conversation that individuals have crystallizing around their moral commitments, their social identity as defined by their legal citizenship, their political identity and perceived agency, and their travel and work-related experiences. The narrative approach highlights the fractal elements of participants' stories.

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Denmark, Global citizenship, Globalization, Narratives, Social solidarity, Travel
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Hospitality and Society
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9
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1
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9 - 30
publisher
Intellect Ltd.
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2042-7913
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10.1386/HOSP.9.1.9_1
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English
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  author       = {Baker, Hannah and Dredge, Dianne},
  issn         = {2042-7913},
  keyword      = {Denmark,Global citizenship,Globalization,Narratives,Social solidarity,Travel},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {9--30},
  publisher    = {Intellect Ltd.},
  series       = {Hospitality and Society},
  title        = {Narratives of global citizenship, ethics and tourism : A Danish perspective},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/HOSP.9.1.9_1},
  volume       = {9},
  year         = {2019},
}