1st Edition

Sport & Tourism: A Reader

Edited By

Mike Weed

ISBN 9780415426886
Published December 25, 2007 by Routledge
596 Pages

USD $74.95

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Book Description

This Reader provides comprehensive coverage of the scholarly literature in sports tourism. Divided into four parts, each prefaced by a substantial introduction from the editor, it presents the key themes, state of the art research and new conceptual thinking in sports tourism studies. Topics covered include:

  • understanding the sports tourist
  • impacts of sports tourism
  • policy and management considerations for sports tourism
  • approaches to research in sports tourism

Articles cover a broad range of the new research that has a bearing on sports tourism and include diverse areas such as the economic analysis of sports events, sub-cultures in sports tourism, adventure tourism and tourism policy.

Table of Contents

Introduction  Part 1: Sports Tourism Research Approaches and Potential Future Directions.  Editor's Commentary and Papers  Part 2: Understanding the Sports Tourist.  Editor's Commentary and Papers  Part 3: Sports Tourism Impacts.  Editor's Commentary and Papers  Part 4: Policy and Management Considerations for Sports Tourism.  Editor's Commentary and Papers.  Editorial Summary and Conclusion

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Mike Weed is Professor of Sport in Society and Director of Research in the Department of Sport Science, Tourism and Leisure at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. He is the Editor of the Journal of Sport & Tourism.