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1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of Ecotourism

Edited By

David A. Fennell

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ISBN 9780367431921
September 13, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
416 Pages 28 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This handbook presents a timely, broad-ranging and provocative overview of the essential nature of ecotourism. The chapters will both advance the existing central themes of ecotourism and provide challenging and divergent observations that will thrust ecotourism into new areas of research, policy and practice.

The volume is arranged around four key themes: sustainability, ethics and identity, change, conflict and consumption, and environment and learning, with a total of 28 chapters. The first section focuses on sustainability as a core ecotourism criterion, with a primary focus on some of the macro sustainability issues that have an impact on ecotourism. Foremost among these topics is the linkage to the UNs sustainable development goals, which have relevance to ecotourism as one of the greenest or most responsible forms of tourism. The chapters in the second section provide a range of different topics that pull ecotourism research into new directions, including a chapter on enriching indigenous ecotourism through culturally sensitive universalism. The third section includes chapters on topics ranging from persons with disabilities as a neglected body of research in ecotourism, to ecotourism as a form of luxury consumption. The final section emphasises the link between ecotourism and learning about the natural world, including a deeply theoretical chapter on rewilding Europe. With contributions from authors around the world, this handbook gives a global platform to local voices, in both developed and emerging country contexts.

The multidisciplinary and international Routledge Handbook of Ecotourism will be of great interest to researchers, students and practitioners working in tourism and sustainability.

Table of Contents

Theme 1: Sustainability   1. Ecotourism and the SDGs (Anna Spenceley)  2. Ecotourism, Regenerative Tourism, and the Circular Economy (Jonathon Day, Sandra Sydnor, Maria Marshall and Steve Noakes)  3. Ecotourism and the Trouble with Transportation (Steve Schweinsberg and Simon Darcy)  4. Linking Resilience Thinking and Sustainable Pillars to Ecotourism Principles (Val Sheppard)  5. Overtourism in Petra Protected Areas (Areej Shabib Aloudat)  6. Technology and the sustainable tourist in the new age of disruption (David A. Fennell)  Theme 2: Ethics and identities  7. Enchantment: Feeding Care within the Cracks of Ecotourism (Kellee Caton, Chris E. Hurst and Bryan S. R. Grimwood)  8. Ecotourism Development through Culturally Sensitive Universalism (John B. Read IV and Bryan S. R. Grimwood)  9. Wolf Ecotourism: A posthumanist approach to wildlife ecotourism (Bastian Thomsen)  10. Indigeneous Ecotourism in Canada (Sonya Graci)  11. The Connection between Nature and Sámi identity (Cecilia De Bernardi)  12. The Role of the Visitor in Stewardship and Volunteering in Tourism (James Malitoni Chilembwe)  13. Ecotourism Impact on Livelihoods and Wellbeing (Ian E. Munanura and Edwin Sabuhoro)  14. Female Entrepreneurship and Ecotourism (Ige Pirnar)  Theme 3: Change, conflict, and consumption  15. Ecotourism and Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities (Brian Garrod)  16. Ecotourism and Climate Change (Jonathon Day and Steve Noakes)  17. Animals caught in the crossfire: Humanitarian Efforts and Responsible Tourism Opportunities (Nicholas Wise)  18. Anti-Ecotourism (Joe Pavelka)  19. Socialization: How it augments ecotourists’ experiential satisfaction during eco-trips and after (Sudipta Kiran Sarkar)  20. Vietnamese Ecotourists: Ecotourists from an Unconventional Market (Do Hue Huong, David Weaver and Laura Lawton)  21. Ecotourism as a form of luxury consumption (Serena Volo and David D’Acunto)  Theme 4: Environment & learning  22. Ecotourism and theories of learning/education (Manuel Ramón González Herrera and Silvia Giralt-Escobar)  23. A Critical Analysis of Sustainable Destination Governance from Environmental Perspective (Kadir Çakar)  24. Will Work for Food: Positioning Animals in Ecotourism (Georgette Leah Burns)  25. Biodiversity conservation through an agroecotourism project (Burcin Kalabay Hatipoglu, Fatma Cam Denizci, Tümay Imamoğlu)  26. Ecotourism and Rewilding Europe (Nils Lindhal Elliot)  27. The Role of Ecotourism in Nature (Helen Kopnina)  28. Ecotourism for Conservation? (Amanda L. Stronza, Carter A. Hunt, and Lee A. Fitzgerald)  Conclusion (David A. Fennell) 

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David A. Fennell is a Professor in the Department of Geography & Tourism Studies, Brock University, Canada. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Ecotourism.