The Geography of Tourism and Recreation: Environment, Place and Space / Edition 3

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Overview

Highlighting the inter-relationships between tourism, leisure and recreation, this revised edition introduces growing theoretical debates (from geography and the wider social science arena) to assess how new conceptualizations of tourism and leisure are advancing knowledge and understanding.

Underpinning this book is the concept of the evolving nature of geography and social science, and their role in leading the analysis of the leisure phenomenon as a living subject which has recently seen significant contributions from the new cultural geographies of consumption and leisure. These developments are clearly introduced, giving readers new to the subject area bite-sized introductions to key issues.

Whilst this third edition retains the successful format and structure of previous editions, making it attractive and user-friendly to students without being overwhelming, it is completely revised and redeveloped to accommodate new case studies, insights, summary points and learning objectives. It is the only book to systematically compare and contrast in a spatial context, tourism and recreation in relation to leisure time, and its encyclopaedic reference section provides an excellent resource for new students. Retaining a global focus, this edition now features a greater emphasis on North America, and investigates the importance of less developed countries and the critical issues surrounding inequality, exploitation, underdevelopment and globalization as powerful forces affecting tourism and leisure.

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Editorial Reviews

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'An interesting piece of work, a comprehensive treatise which would be an imminently useful introductory text and reference for undergraduate studies in the Geography-Tourism-Recreation domain, a dynamic study field that is here to stay - for a long time!' - Jan O.J. Lungren, Geografiska Annaler 81 B

'This book should be of great use for students of the cultural impacts of tourism, and is a fascinating study of an island community in its own right.' - Tourism Recreation Research

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415335614
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/20/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 456
  • Product dimensions: 0.92 (w) x 7.44 (h) x 9.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Hall is Professor and Director of the Centre for Tourism, the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Stephen Page is Scottish Enterprise Forth Valley Chair in Tourism at the University of Stirling, Scotland and formerly Professor of Tourism Management and Director, Centre for Tourism Research, Massey University, New Zealand.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Tourism matters 2. The Demand for Recreation and Tourism 3. The Supply of Recreation and Tourism 4. The Impacts of Tourism and Recreation 5. Urban Recreation and Tourism 6. Rural Recreation and Tourism 7. Tourism and Recreation in the Pleasure Periphery: Wilderness and national parks 8. Coastal and Marine Recreation and Tourism 9. Tourism and Recreation Planning and Policy 10. The Future

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