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1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of Borders and Tourism

ISBN 9780367482770
Published December 13, 2022 by Routledge
444 Pages 45 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Routledge Handbook of Borders and Tourism examines the multiple and diverse relationships between global tourism and political boundaries. With contributions from international, leading thinkers, this book offers theoretical frameworks for understanding borders and tourism and empirical examples from borderlands throughout the world.

This handbook provides comprehensive overview of historical and contemporary thinking about evolving national frontiers and tourism. Tourism, by definition, entails people crossing borders of various scales and is manifested in a wide range of conceptualizations of human mobility. Borders significantly influence tourism and determine how the industry grows, is managed, and manifests on the ground. Simultaneously, tourism strongly affects borders, border laws, border policies, and international relations. This book highlights the traditional relationships between borders and tourism, including borders as attractions, barriers, transit spaces, and determiners of tourism landscapes. It offers deeper insights into current thinking about space and place, mobilities, globalization, citizenship, conflict and peace, trans-frontier cooperation, geopolitics, "otherness" and here versus there, the heritagization of borders and memory-making, biodiversity, and bordering, debordering, and rebordering processes.

Offering an unparalleled interdisciplinary glimpse at political boundaries and tourism, this handbook will be an essential resource for all students and researchers of tourism, geopolitics and border studies, geography, anthropology, sociology, history, international relations, and global studies.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Understanding Borders and Tourism: Complex Relationships and Evolving Patterns

Dallen J. Timothy and Alon Gelbman

Part 1: Past and present perspectives on borders, tourism and mobility

Chapter 2 Travellers’ Tales: How Human Stories Portray ‘Elsewhere’

Noel Parker

Chapter 3 Borderlands and Commensality

Thomas M. Wilson

Chapter 4 New Borders and Mobility in the Age of Globalization: De-bordering, Re-bordering and Beyond

Anssi Paasi and Md Azmeary Ferdoush

Chapter 5 Aurea Mediocritas: Cross-border Cooperation between Materiality and Relationality

Sylwia Dołzbłasz and Katarzyna Szmigiel-Rawska

Chapter 6 Tourism, Citizenship and Border Governance: Past Dynamics and New Reconfigurations

Raoul V. Bianchi and Marcus L. Stephenson

Chapter 7 How Space, Borders and Boundaries Shape Biodiversity Values

Martin Dallimer and Niels Strange


Part 2: Borders, Barriers, Access and (Im)mobilities

Chapter 8 Migration and Borders

Sascha Krannich

Chapter 9 Physical Access and Perceived Constraints: Borders as Barriers to Travel Mobilities and Tourism Development

Olga Hannonen and Eeva-Kaisa Prokkola

Chapter 10 Enclave Tourism: Bounded Spaces and Social Exclusion

Adam Weaver

Chapter 11 Globalization, Mobility and Border Restrictions: Tourism Perspectives

Aharon Kellerman

Chapter 12 Military Occupations and Tourism

Jack Shepherd and Daniel Laven

Chapter 13 Cultural Boundaries and Ethnic Representation in Cross-border Tourism Destinations

Min (Lucy) Zhang and Jaume Guia

Part 3: The Anomalous Border Landscape: Tourism Values and Assets

Chapter 14 Borderlines: Linear Tourist Attractions in Liminal Space

Marek Więckowski

Chapter 15 Borders of Conflict as Tourist Attractions

Alon Gelbman

Chapter 16 Borders as Dark Tourism Spaces

Richard Sharpley

Chapter 17 Borders, heritage and memory

Dallen J. Timothy and Marek Więckowski

Chapter 18 Tour Guiding in Contested Geopolitical Borderlands: Narratives and Approaches

Alon Gelbman and Rachel Schweitzer

Chapter 19 Tourists’ Performances at Border Landmarks in the Era of Social Media

Alix Varnajot

Part 4: The Competitive Advantage of the Border

Chapter 20 Outshopping Abroad: Cross-border Shopping Tourism and the Competitive Advantage of Borders

Teemu Makkonen

Chapter 21 Borders and Healthcare: Medical Mobility, Globalization and Borderlands Tourism

Tomás Cuevas Contreras and Isabel Zizaldra Hernández

Chapter 22 Crossing Borders and Border Crossings: Sex, Tourism and Travelling in the Sensual Spaces of Borderlands

C. Michael Hall and Kimberley J. Wood

Chapter 23 Transboundary Second-home Tourism

Olga Hannonen

Chapter 24 Merchants, Smugglers and Wanglers: Non-conventional Tourism and Trade across Political borders

Gábor Michalkó, Mihály Tömöri and Noémi Ilyés


Part 5: Contemporary Change: Transfrontier Cooperation and Collaboration

Chapter 25 Planning and Managing Tourism in Transborder Areas

Arie Stoffelen

Chapter 26 Cross-border Tourism Initiatives in the European Union

Eeva-Kaisa Prokkola

Chapter 27 Tourism in Protected Areas and Transboundary Parks for Peace

Alon Gelbman and Rachel Schweitzer

Chapter 28 Transfrontier Routes and Trails: Cooperation and Scalar Considerations

Arie Stoffelen

Chapter 29 Tourism Cluster Management in Cross-Border Destinations: Blind Spots and Invisible Lines

Jaume Guia, Dani Blasco and Natàlia Ferrer-Roca

Chapter 30 Tourism and Political Borders: Past-present Dynamics and the Age of Globalization

Dallen J. Timothy and Alon Gelbman

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Dallen J. Timothy is Professor of Community Resources and Development at Arizona State University and Senior Sustainability Scientist at the Julie Anne Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability. He is also Senior Research Associate at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa; Visiting Professor at Hunan Normal University, Guangxi University, and Luoyang Normal University, China; and Guest Professor in the Erasmus Mundus European Master in Tourism Management programme based at the University of Girona, Spain. He is the founding editor of the Journal of Heritage Tourism and currently serves on the editorial boards of 24 international journals. He is commissioning or co-commissioning editor for four book series with Routledge and other publishers. He has ongoing research projects in North America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa on topics related to borders and tourism, religious tourism, heritage, and community empowerment.

Alon Gelbman is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Tourism and Hotel Management at Kinneret College on the Sea of Galilee, Israel. He is a cultural geographer and his research interests include international tourism and geopolitical borders, tourism and peace, urban/rural tourism, and host–guest relationships. His research papers have been published in leading academic journals, and he has conducted empirical field studies, developed theories, presented frequently at international conferences, taught, and received invitations regularly to speak at conferences and seminars abroad. A major thrust of his research in the tourism area is developing a theoretical foundation for tourism–geopolitical border relations between countries around the world and developing global models and theories about it, with significant connections to the topic of tourism and peace.