Tourism and Culture in Philosophical Perspective

Tourism and Culture in Philosophical Perspective

Tourism and Culture in Philosophical Perspective

Tourism and Culture in Philosophical Perspective

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Overview

This book offers a philosophical approach to tourism as a permanent factor in the lifestyle, economy, and culture of the contemporary global community. Travel to well-known destinations and pursuit of an ever-increasing range of leisure activities are an aspiration of most humans today. Those not themselves engaged in tourist activities are quite often involved in providing the goods and services which make tourism possible. Yet the ill effects of mass tourism and overtourism on sensitive ecosystems, resources, and community life have begun to outweigh economic gains, threatening to destroy destinations, cultural heritage, and livelihoods. The editors and contributors of this collection reflect on the nature and meaning of tourism, its history, elements, and forms, the roles of tourist and host, the limits of hospitality, tendencies to excess and the reasons why we engage in such forms of behaviour, and the place of tourism in human culture as a whole. By shedding light on these questions, more efficacious solutions to the urgent problems raised by the practice of tourism can be found. This work is a must-read for scholars, teachers, and students engaged in study and research on philosophy of culture, philosophical anthropology, tourist and destination management, human factors engineering, and sustainability.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783031366581
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 11/10/2023
Edition description: 1st ed. 2023
Pages: 295
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Marie-Élise Zovko is a Senior Research Fellow with tenure at the Institute of Philosophy, Zagreb, Croatia, specialising in Platonism, Spinoza, Kant, German idealism and Romantic philosophy.

John M. Dillon is Professor Emeritus, a Classicist, Philosopher, and internationally renowned expert on Platonism. Professor Dillon taught at the University of California, Berkeley, USA (1969–1980), and served as Regius Professor of Classics, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland (1980–2006).

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction

1 Philosophical Issues in Tourism

John Tribe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3

Part 2: Truth: Reality, Knowledge and Disciplines

2 Who is a Tourist? Conceptual and Theoretical Developments

Scott McCabe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25

3 What is Tourism? Definitions, Theoretical Phases and Principles

Alexandre Panosso Netto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43

4 Epistemology, Ontology and Tourism

Maureen Ayikoru. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62

5 Post-disciplinary Tourism

Tim Coles, C. Michael Hall and David Timothy Duval . . . . . . . . . . .80

6 The End of Tourism? Nomadology and the Mobilities Paradigm

Kevin Hannam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101

Part 3: Beauty: Well-being, Aesthetics and Art

7 Tourism and Restoration

Balvinder Kaur Kler. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117

8 Aesthetic Pleasures: Contemplating Spiritual Tourism

Shalini Singh and Tej Vir Singh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135

9 Nature, Beauty and Tourism

Cain Samuel Todd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154

10 Tourism and the Aesthetics of the Built Environment

Robert Maitland and Andrew Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171

11 Tourism and the Arts

Brian Wheeller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191

Part 4: Virtue: Ethics, Values and The Good Life

12 Ethics and Tourism

David Fennell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211

13 Good Actions in Tourism

Tazim Jamal and Christopher Menzel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227

14 Against ‘Ethical Tourism’

Jim Butcher. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244

15 Development and its Discontents: Ego-tripping Without Ethics

or Idea(l)s?

Mick Smith. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261

16 Transmodernity: Remaking Our (Tourism) World?

Irena Ateljevic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278

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