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Esther Bott

Lecturer in Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences



Esther Bott came to Nottingham from Leicester, where she received an MSc (Distinction) in Social Research (2001). She worked for two years in the School of Sociology and Social Policy as Research Associate on an ESRC funded project mapping demand markets in the migrant sex and domestic work industries of Britain and Spain. In 2007 she completed her PhD which explores consumption and identity in British migration to Tenerife. She currently researches tourism in the Developing World and has worked on ethnographic projects in Jordan, Patagonia, Nepal, Thailand and Mexico.

Since 2004 Esther has been lecturing in Class, Gender and 'Race' in Modern Society; The Body, the Self and Others; Migration and Tourism, Risk and Identity. She carries out postgraduate teaching on Advanced Ethnography. She has acted as Undergraduate Admissions Tutor and Widening Participation Officer to the School and currently overseas PhD Admissions and Marketing.

Research Summary

Esther's current and future research interests lie in the cultural and social impacts of 'new' forms of tourism. She is currently interested in the following:

* The global dynamics of risk implicit in high-risk adventure tourism.

* The negotiation of newly emergent labour markets by locals as a result of tourism patterns.

* The gendered impacts of tourism development in the Developing World.

* The discursive reproduction of 'exotic' adventure sites.

Selected Publications

Future Research

Esther is about to embark on a European Union funded project exploring the impacts of new tourism markets on families in Mexico.

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