Love to showcase your travel photos on Facebook and Instagram? Enjoy following online posts about your friends’ and acquaintances’ journeys? Develop a deeper understanding of the effect of online documentation of travel voluntourism in the developing world through ‘Voluntouring on Facebook and Instagram: Photography and social media in constructing the ‘Third World’ experience’, a new publication in Tourist Studies. In it, Sin Harng Luh and Shirleen He from the NUS Department of Geography examine the photographic records of voluntourists as well as critiques and satires of voluntourism like the popular ‘Barbie Savior’ Instagram account. Learn how, through these critical takes, interviews with voluntourists (all of whom are Singaporean undergraduates), and analysis of their social media postings, the depiction and act of travel and volunteerism in the developing world is negotiated and self-governed.
Read the article here: https://journals-sagepub-com.libproxy1.nus.edu.sg/doi/10.1177/1468797618815043