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dc.contributor.authorHampton, M.P.*
dc.contributor.authorJeyacheya, Julia*
dc.contributor.authorLee, Donna*
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-11T16:11:20Z
dc.date.available2017-09-11T16:11:20Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationHampton MP, Jeyacheya J and Lee D (2017) The political economy of dive tourism: precarity at the periphery in Malaysia. Tourism Geographies. Accepted for publication.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/13121
dc.descriptionNoen_US
dc.description.abstractUsing a critical political economy approach and the concept of labour precarity, the international dive tourism industry in Sabah, Malaysia and its workers’ vulnerabilities are interrogated. Fieldwork data highlights dive tourism’s socio-economic impacts and the precarity of labour within the international tourism sector and also critiques it as a development strategy for a peripheral region. The paper challenges the optimistic views of labour precarity found in the existing political economy literature. Rather than identifying labour empowerment, evidence demonstrates significant worker vulnerability, uncertainty, and contingency – especially among ethnic minorities – resulting from Malaysia’s state-led rentier economy.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipBritish Countil PMI2 (R18)en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttps://doi.org/10.1080/14616688.2017.1357141en_US
dc.subjectPrecarity; Rentier state; Labour; Communities; Malaysia; Borneoen_US
dc.titleThe political economy of dive tourism: precarity at the periphery in Malaysiaen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2017-07-05
dc.date.application2017-08-22
dc.typeArticleen_US
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