Beyond Guilt Trips

By Anu Taranath,

Book cover of Beyond Guilt Trips: Mindful Travel in an Unequal World

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Washington State Book Award Finalist in Nonfiction Oprah Magazine's "26 Best Travel Books of All Times" Fodors' Travel "Best Books to Bring on Vacation" Winner of Newsweek's Future of Travel Awards in Storytelling Wishing Shelf Book Award Finalist Foreward Indies Book Award Finalist Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist Global…

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This book is written for the millions of well-intentioned travellers and volunteers who travel to low-income countries to learn about and “help” people and cultures different from their own. Taranath unflinchingly confronts the awkward feelings of guilt, shame, and excess privilege that inevitably arise from international (and even inter-neighbourhood) travel. In their place, she offers a more nuanced look at how we fit in the intersectional jigsaw puzzle of global inequity, and how we can work to transform these feelings into the capacity to work towards justice. 

Beyond Guilt Trips is an essential companion to all those leading, engaging in,…

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