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Overview

This groundbreaking Companion offers readers an opportunity to reassess key themes in contemporary tourism studies in the light of recent theoretical developments in tourism studies and the social sciences, as well as dramatic changes in the operating environment for tourism.
  • A critical overview of current research in tourism studies.
  • Offers readers an opportunity to reassess key themes in tourism studies in the light of recent developments, such as terrorist attacks, SARS and the financial failure of airlines.
  • Comprises 48 specially commissioned essays, written by more than 50 acknowledged experts from around the world.
  • Covers cutting-edge perspectives and topics, including tourism’s role in globalization, sustainable tourism, and the state’s role in tourism development.
  • Sets an agenda for future tourism research.
  • Includes a wealth of bibliographic references.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This book is a 'must have' for all students, researchers and teachers of tourism... The breadth of coverage and the contemporary focus ensure that researchers will use this book as a reference source for many years to come. It clarifies many of the methodological and definitional difficulties in the field... and at well over 600 pages, this book represents exceptional value." Chris Cooper, University of Queensland

"Given its substantive themes, this Companion will satisfy a broad readership in tourism studies from advanced undergraduate level onwards, and is particularly relevant to geographers with different interests. In addition, the substantive themes and contributions cover typically staple parts of tourism studies and it is therefore a good general reference for many teaching courses and modules." Reference Reviews

"A companion to tourism is a very welcome and useful addition to an expanding but still largely fragmented literature ... reviews are generally of a high standard, well-written and insightful ... Graduate students and specialized researchers will find the individual reviews invaluable." Progress in Human Geography

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631235644
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/12/2004
  • Series: Wiley Blackwell Companions to Geography Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 640
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Alan A. Lew is Professor and Chair in the Department of Geography, Planning and Recreation at Northern Arizona University. He is Editor-in-chief of Tourism Geographies and Resource Editor for the Annals of Tourism Research.

C. Michael Hall is Professor and Head of the Department of Tourism at the University of Otago and Honorary Professor in the Department of Marketing at the University of Stirling. He is Co-editor of Current Issues in Tourism and Associate Editor of Tourism Geographies.

Allan M. Williams is Professor of Human Geography and European Studies at the University of Exeter. He is Associate Editor of Tourism Geographies, Co-editor of European Urban and Regional Studies and author or editor a number of books, including Critical Issues in Tourism (Blackwell Publishing, Second Edition, 2002).

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Table of Contents

List of contributors
Preface
1 Tourism : conceptualizations, institutions, and issues 3
2 The measurement of global tourism : old debates, new consensus, and continuing challenges 25
3 Tourist flows and the spatial distribution of tourists 36
4 Behavioral approaches in tourism research 49
5 Toward a political economy of tourism 61
6 Cultural geographies of tourism 74
7 Tourist practices and performances 85
8 The cultural turn? Toward a more critical economic geography of tourism 99
9 Transnational corporations, globalization, and tourism 110
10 Entrepreneurial cultures and small business enterprises in tourism 122
11 Labor mobility and market structure in tourism 135
12 Transport and tourism 146
13 The tourism area life cycle in the twenty-first century 159
14 Problematizing place promotion 173
15 Tourism, information technology, and development : revolution or reinforcement? 184
16 Theming, tourism, and fantasy city 195
17 Whose tourist-historic city? Localizing the global and globalizing the local 210
18 Urban tourism : between the global and the local 223
19 Postcolonialism, colonialism, and tourism 235
20 Indigenous people and tourism 246
21 Tourism motivations and typologies 261
22 Tourism, modernity, and postmodernity 280
23 Cultural circuits of tourism : commodities, place and re-consumption 291
24 Narratives of being elsewhere : tourism and travel writing 303
25 Gender and sexuality in tourism research 316
26 The souvenir : conceptualizing the object(s) of tourist consumption 327
27 Tourism and landscape 339
28 The beach as a liminal space 349
29 Tourism, shopping, and retailing : an axiomatic relationship? 360
30 Tourism and the countryside 374
31 Mobility, tourism, and second homes 387
32 Gaming and tourism : issues for the new millennium 399
33 Geographic perspectives on event tourism 410
34 Tourism and the natural environment 425
35 Tourism and touristic representations of nature 438
36 Environmental impacts of tourism 450
37 Tourism and resource management 462
38 National parks : wilderness and culture 473
39 Ecotourism : theory and practice 484
40 Tourism, sustainability, and social theory 498
41 Tourism and the elusive paradigm of sustainable development 510
42 Tourism and public policy 525
43 Partnerships, participation, and social science research in tourism planning 541
44 Local and regional tourism policy and power 555
45 Tourism communities and growth management 569
46 Political boundaries and regional cooperation in tourism 584
47 GIS applications in the planning and management of tourism 596
48 Contemporary themes and challenges in tourism research 611
Index 619
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