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New Directions in Tourism Analysis: New Directions in Tourism Analysis


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Although tourism is becoming increasingly popular as both a taught subject and an area for empirical investigation, the theoretical underpinnings of many approaches have tended to be eclectic and somewhat underdeveloped. However, recent developments indicate that the field of tourism studies is beginning to develop in a more theoretically informed manner, but this has not yet been matched by current publications. The aim of this series is to fill this gap with high quality monographs or edited collections that seek to develop tourism analysis at both theoretical and substantive levels using approaches which are broadly derived from allied social science disciplines such as Sociology, Social Anthropology, Human and Social Geography, and Cultural Studies. As tourism studies covers a wide range of activities and sub fields, certain areas such as Hospitality Management and Business, which are already well provided for, would be excluded. The series will therefore fill a gap in the current overall pattern of publication. Suggested themes to be covered by the series, either singly or in combination, include - consumption; cultural change; development; gender; globalisation; political economy; social theory; sustainability.

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Social Media in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality: Theory, Practice and Cases

Social Media in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality: Theory, Practice and Cases

1st Edition

Evangelos Christou, Marianna Sigala
September 09, 2016

Social media is fundamentally changing the way travellers and tourists search, find, read and trust, as well as collaboratively produce information about tourism suppliers and tourism destinations. Presenting cutting-edge theory, research and case studies investigating Web 2.0 applications and...

Tourists, Signs and the City: The Semiotics of Culture in an Urban Landscape

Tourists, Signs and the City: The Semiotics of Culture in an Urban Landscape

1st Edition

Michelle M. Metro-Roland
September 09, 2016

Drawing upon the literature of landscape geography, tourism studies, cultural studies, visual studies and philosophy, this book offers a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding the interaction between urban environments and tourists. This is a necessary prerequisite for cities as they make...

Development Tourism: Lessons from Cuba

Development Tourism: Lessons from Cuba

1st Edition

Rochelle Spencer
September 09, 2016

Tourism in Cuba - described by Fidel Castro as 'the evil we have to have' - has been regarded both with ambivalence, and as a crucial aspect of development and poverty alleviation. The result is a remarkable approach to tourism, one which often compels tourists to become agents of development...

Sex, Tourism and the Postcolonial Encounter: Landscapes of Longing in Egypt

Sex, Tourism and the Postcolonial Encounter: Landscapes of Longing in Egypt

1st Edition

Jessica Jacobs
September 09, 2016

Illustrated by revealing interviews with women and men in the tourist resorts in the Sinai, Egypt, this book is ostensibly about western women who sleep with 'native' men while on holiday. Broadening the scope of issues involved, it examines the link between these holiday romances and a much wider...

Sports Event Management: The Caribbean Experience

Sports Event Management: The Caribbean Experience

1st Edition

Ben Tyson, Leslie-Ann Jordan, David Truly
September 09, 2016

Exploring sports event management from a Caribbean, small island developing state perspective, this volume uses the events of the recently held Cricket World Cup 2007 (CWC 2007) as a launching pad for identifying best practices and the way forward. The CWC 2007 was the first time in any sport, a...

Tasting Tourism: Travelling for Food and Drink

Tasting Tourism: Travelling for Food and Drink

1st Edition

Priscilla Boniface
August 26, 2016

Along with basic practical reasons, our practices concerning food and drink are driven by context and environment, belief and convention, aspiration and desire to display - in short, by culture. Similarly, culture guides how tourism is used and operates. This book examines food and drink tourism,...

New Directions in Rural Tourism

New Directions in Rural Tourism

1st Edition

Lesley Roberts, Derek Hall, Mitchell Morag
August 26, 2016

Although there has been an increasing interest in rural tourism in terms of research, training and teaching in recent years, its conceptualization and the relationships between concept and strategy are still poorly represented and not well understood. The need for such a critical understanding is...

Dark Tourism: Practice and interpretation

Dark Tourism: Practice and interpretation

1st Edition

Glenn Hooper, John J. Lennon
July 14, 2016

Dark Tourism, as well as other terms such as Thanatourism and Grief Tourism, has been much discussed in the past two decades. This volume provides a comprehensive exploration of the subject from the point of view of both practice - how Dark Tourism is performed, what practical and physical...

Tourism Imaginaries at the Disciplinary Crossroads: Place, Practice, Media

Tourism Imaginaries at the Disciplinary Crossroads: Place, Practice, Media

1st Edition

Maria Gravari-Barbas, Nelson Graburn
July 11, 2016

Providing a unique analysis of current multidisciplinary research on the complex relationships between tourism and the imaginaries of tourist destinations, this book traces the links between tourism imaginaries and their religious (heaven) and political (utopia) antecedents. The substantive...

Tourism Destination Evolution

Tourism Destination Evolution

1st Edition

Patrick Brouder, Salvador Anton Clavé, Alison Gill, Dimitri Ioannides
July 07, 2016

Outlining the need for fresh perspectives on change in tourism, this book offers a theoretical overview and empirical examples of the potential synergies of applying evolutionary economic geography (EEG) concepts in tourism research. EEG has proven to be a powerful explanatory paradigm in other...

Cultures of Mass Tourism: Doing the Mediterranean in the Age of Banal Mobilities

Cultures of Mass Tourism: Doing the Mediterranean in the Age of Banal Mobilities

1st Edition

Pau Obrador Pons, Mike Crang
September 21, 2009

With more than 230 million international tourists a year, the Mediterranean region is the largest tourist destination in the world. This book outlines that its economic importance is matched by its significance as a cultural and aesthetic phenomenon. Through a series of ethnographic insights...

The Framed World: Tourism, Tourists and Photography

The Framed World: Tourism, Tourists and Photography

1st Edition

David Picard, Mike Robinson
July 10, 2009

Photographs create visual narratives of experiences, places, peoples and objects that collectively and individually comprise the tourist gaze. Photography is acknowledged as having an important role in the determining of places and spaces, the construction and re-construction of identities, and the...

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