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From Heritage to Terrorism

Regulating Tourism in an Age of Uncertainty, 1st Edition

By Brian Simpson, Cheryl Simpson


208 pages

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Critical in style, From Heritage to Terrorism: Regulating Tourism in an Age of Uncertainty examines the law and its role in shaping and defining tourism and the tourist experience. Using a broad range of legal documents and other materials from a variety of disciplines, it surveys how the underlying values of tourism often conflict with a concern for human rights, cultural heritage and sustainable environments.

Departing from the view that within this context the law is simply relegated to dealing the ‘hard edges’ of the tourist industry and tourist behaviour, the authors explore:

  • the ways that the law shapes the nature of tourism and how it can do this
  • the need for a more focused role for law in tourism
  • the law’s current and potential role in dealing with the various tensions for tourism in the panic created by the spread of global terrorism.

Addressing a range of fundamental issues underlying global conflict and tourism, this thoroughly up-to-date and topical book is an essential read for all those interested in tourism and law.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Law in Tourism 1. Conceptualising Tourism and the Tourist as a Legal Problem Part 2: Tourism as a Just Cause 2. Establishing the Exalted Tourist 3. The Urban Tourist: Inserting the Tourist into the Cityscape 4. The Cultural Tourist: Culture as Tourism Part 3: Tourism as Transgression 5. The Targetted Tourist: The Legal Construction of Fear 6. The Pleasure Tourist: Sex Tourism as a Legal Dilemma 7. Work and Death in Tourism: Darkness and Voyeurism Part 4: Tourism in Law 8. Conclusion: Tourism as a Legal Problem

About the Authors

Brian Simpson is Associate Professor at the University of New England, Australia.

Cheryl Simpson is a Lecturer in Legal Studies at Flinders University in Australia.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / General
LAW / Government / State, Provincial & Municipal
LAW / Practical Guides