Real Tourism: Practice, Care, and Politics in Contemporary Travel Culture [NOOK Book]

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Over the past decade tourism studies has broken out of its traditional institutional affiliation with business and management programs to take its legitimate place as an interdisciplinary social science field of cutting edge scholarship. There is a need for the field to come to terms theoretically with the contemporary and future realities of tourism as a truly global phenomenon. This significant volume seeks to set the theoretical agenda, engaging directly with what tourism does in practice and in place and ...

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Real Tourism: Practice, Care, and Politics in Contemporary Travel Culture

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Overview

Over the past decade tourism studies has broken out of its traditional institutional affiliation with business and management programs to take its legitimate place as an interdisciplinary social science field of cutting edge scholarship. There is a need for the field to come to terms theoretically with the contemporary and future realities of tourism as a truly global phenomenon. This significant volume seeks to set the theoretical agenda, engaging directly with what tourism does in practice and in place and demonstrate the need for a theoretical intervention that moves tourism scholarship beyond the province of Anglophone thinking. The volume achieves this by explicitly bridging ‘western’ and ‘non-western’ scholarship on tourism; reframing theoretical discussions around ‘real practices’ instead of abstract typologies; and radically delinking tourism theory from the grand narratives of modernity and assumptions about authenticity, identity, tradition, and development.

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Claudio Minca is Head and Professor of the Cultural Geography Department at Wageningen University, The Netherlands, and Research Professor of Geography at Royal Holloway, the University of London, UK.

Tim Oakes is Professor of Geography at the University of Colorado, Boulder, USA.

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Table of Contents

1. Real Tourism Claudio Minca and Tim Oakes 2. No Country for Old Men Claudio Minca 3. Time to Hostess. Reflections on Borderless Care Eeva Jokinen and Soile Veijola 4. The Rhythms of Tourism Tim Edensor 5. The Rime of the Frequent Flyer. Or, What the Elephant has got in his Trunk Steven Flusty 6. Touring Modernities: Disordered Tourism in China Tim Oakes 7. Practicing Tourist Landscapes: Photographic Performances and Consumption of Nature in Japanese Domestic Tourism Eriko Yasue and Kazuo Murakami 8. Medical Tourism, Medical Exile: Responding to the Cross-Border Pursuit of Healthcare in Malaysia Meghann Ormond 9. Post-Ethical Tours: Corporate Social Responsibility in Tourism Harng Luh Sin 10. Tourism and the Question of Poverty Saithong Phommavong 11. Post-War Tours Jamie Gillen

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