The Sage Handbook of Tourism Studies

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Tourist Studies developed as a sub-branch of older disciplines in the social sciences, such as anthropology, sociology and economics, and newer applied fields of study in hospitality management, civil rights and transport studies. This Handbook is a sign of the maturity of the field. It provides an essential resource for teachers and students to determine the roots, key issues, and agenda of Tourism Studies.

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Editorial Reviews

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This is the strongest overview I have encountered of the scope and the current state of research across all the fields involved in advancing our understanding of tourism. For its range of topics, depth of analyses, and distinction of its contributors, nothing is comparable. It will be greeted enthusiastically as an indispensable reference source
Professor Dean Mac Cannell
University of California, Davis

The breadth of vision and sweep of accounts is remarkable, and range of topics laudable... a rare combination of the authoritative, the challenging and stimulating
Professor Mike Crang
Durham University

The SAGE Handbook of Tourism Studies is a really useful and helpful book that gives a comprehensive and thorough overview of all aspects of tourism studies. The book is addressed to a wide range of people, including students, academics and professionals in tourism. It could be used either as a textbook or as an indispensable source of references… a valuable acquisition to the tourism section of any library
Miroslava Dimitrova
European Journal of Tourism Research

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412923972
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 7/18/2009
  • Pages: 716
  • Sales rank: 1,321,244
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Meet the Author

I am Director of the Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage - a major inter-disciplinary research and graduate Institute working with the World Heritage Site and associated museums of Ironbridge.

My interests lie in how we produce and consume categories of heritage within changing cultural and cross-cultural contexts. I am particularly interested in how tourists experience the past and how tourism works with heritage to shape identities at the individual and collective level.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Evolution and Contemporary Positioning of Tourism as a Focus of Study - Tazim Jamal and Mike Robinson
Tourism and Hospitality - David Bell
Anthropological Interventions in Tourism Studies - Naomi Leite and Nelson Graburn
The Sociology of Tourism - Adrian Franklin
The Diverse Dynamics of Cultural Studies and Tourism - David Crouch
Tourism, Popular Culture and the Media - Philip Long and Mike Robinson
Histories of Tourism - John K. Walton
Tourism Geographies: A Review of Trends, Challenges and Opportunities - Sanjay K. Nepal
Development Studies and Tourism - David J. Telfer
Economics of International Tourism - John Fletcher
Power, Politics and Political Science: The Politicization of Tourism - Linda K. Richter
Tourism and Natural Resources - Andrew Holden
Tourism: A Strategic Business Perspective - Nigel Evans
Tourism, Religion and Spirituality - Richard Sharpley
Breaking down the System: How Volunteer Tourism Contributes to New Ways of Viewing Commodified Tourism - Stephen Wearing and Jess Ponting
Theme Parks and the Representation of Culture and Nature: The Consumer Aesthetics of Presentation and Performance - Keith Hollinshead
Architecture and Urban Planning: Practical and Theoretical Contributions - Robert Mugerauer Jr
Tourism and Heritage Conservation - Aylin Orbasli and Simon Woodward
The Challenges and Prospects for Sustainable Tourism and Ecotourism in Developing Countries - Joseph E. Mbaiwa and Amanda L. Stronza
Rural Tourism: An Overview - Bernard Lane
Transportation and Tourism: A Symbiotic Relationship? - Stephen Page and Yue (Gurt) Ge
Innovative Approaches for Managing Conservation and Use Challenges in the National Parks: Insights from Canada - Kathleen Rettie, A.P. Clevenger and Adam Ford
Planning for Tourism at Local and Regional Levels: Principles, Practices and Possibilities - Brian King and Michael Pearlman
Destination Marketing Organizations: Convention and Visitors Bureaus - Robert C. Ford and William C. Peeper
Destination Management: New Challenges, New Needs - Richard Harrill
Tourism Safety and Security - Peter E Tarlow
Festivals, Events and Tourism - Bernadette Quinn
Tourism as Post-Colonialism - Hazel Tucker and John Akama
Thanatourism and Its Discontents: An Appraisal of a Decade's Work with Some Future Issues and Directions - Tony Seaton
Tourism and Performance - Tim Edensor
Information Technology: Shaping the Past, Present and Future of Tourism - Ulrike Gretzel and Daniel R. Fesenmaier
Global Tourism Business Operations: Theoretical Frameworks and Key Issues - Keith G. Debbage and Suzanne Gallaway
Tourism and International Policy: Neo-Liberalism and beyond - R.E. Wood
Ethical Perspectives: Exploring the Ethical Landscape of Tourism - Mick Smith
Gender and Tourism Discourses: Advancing the Gender Project in Tourism Studies - Cara Aitchison
Tourism Studies and the New Mobilities Paradigm (NMP) - Misela Mavric and John Urry
Tourism and Languaging - Alison Phipps
Methodologies and Methods - G.R. Jennings
Conclusions: Tourism Studies: Past Omissions, Emergent Challenges - Mike Robinson and Tazim Jamal

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