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1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Tourism Geographies

Edited By

Julie Wilson

ISBN 9780415568579
Published December 20, 2011 by Routledge
352 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Geographical analysis of tourism spaces and places is advancing fast. In terms of human geography, the various recent academic ‘turns’ have led to fresh examination of existing debates and have advanced new theoretical ideas in geography that are more salient than ever for tourism studies. The Routledge Handbook of Tourism Geographies seeks to examine such recent developments by providing a state-of-the-art review of the field, documenting advances in research and evaluating different perspectives, approaches, techniques and contexts.

The Routledge Handbook of Tourism Geographies considers recent disciplinary developments (including post-disciplinarily) in geography in relation to the study of tourism. It also analyzes the fledging relationships of the new mobilities paradigm, critical tourism studies and cultural political economy to tourism spaces and places, as well as acknowledging a spatial turn in poststructuralist social sciences more generally. In addition, it evaluates how postcolonial, feminist, sensory, performative and queer perspectives have diversified research in the tourism geographies field. Spatial analysis, time geography, placemaking and landscape concerns are addressed and issues such as transport, environmental discourses and development are also analyzed. Finally, the volume’s contributions highlight key areas for advancing research and map out the dimensions of future trajectories in tourism geographies in different theoretical and thematic contexts.

Written by leading scholars in the tourism geographies field, this text will provide an invaluable resource for all those with an interest in tourism geographies, encouraging dialogue across disciplinary boundaries and areas of study.

Table of Contents

Introduction  1. Tourism: The View from Space Julie Wilson  Part One: Tracing Tourism Geographies  2. From the Geography of Tourism to Geographies of Tourism C. Michael Hall and Stephen J. Page  3. Tourism Geographies or Geographies of Tourism: Where the Bloody Hell are we? Richard W. Butler  Part Two: Conceptualising Tourism Geographies  4. Tourism Geographies and Post-Structuralism Tim Gale  5. A Radical Departure: A Critique of the Critical Turn in Tourism Studies Raoul V. Bianchi  6. Geographies of Tourism: Space, Ethics and Encounter Chris Gibson  7. Tourism, Individuation and Space Kevin Meethan  8. Performance, Space and Tourism Jonas Larsen  9. Sensuous Geographies of Tourism Tim Edensor and Emily Falconer  10. Queer Perspectives on Tourism Geographies Gordon Waitt  11. Tourism, Space and Gender Jacqueline Tivers  12. Future Spaces of Postcolonialism in Tourism Donna Keen and Hazel Tucker  13. Gentrification, Tourism and the Production and Consumption of Space Julie Wilson and Andrew Tallon  14. The ‘Mobilities Turn’ and the Geography of Tourism Tara Duncan  15. Exploring the Geographies of Lifestyle Mobility: Current and Future Fields of Enquiry Maria Casado-Diaz  16. Tourism, Creativity and Space Julie Wilson  17. Making and Unmaking Places in Tourism Geographies T.C. Chang  18. Tourism Spaces, Behaviours and Cultures: The Metaspatialities of Tourism Petri Hottola  Part Three: Approaching Tourism Geographies  19. The Economy of Tourism Spaces: A Multiplicity of ‘Critical Turns’? Keith G. Debbage and Dimitri Ioannides  20. Historical Geographies of Tourism Dallen J. Timothy  21. Spatial Analysis: A Critical Tool for Tourism Geographies C. Michael Hall  22. Time Geography and Tourism Noam Shoval  23. Geography and the Marketing of Tourism Destinations Alan A. Lew  24. Geographies of Tourism and Development Marcela Palomino-Schalscha  25. Environmental Discourses and Tourism Andrew Holden  26. Landscape Perspectives on Tourism Geographies Daniel C. Knudsen, Jillian M. Rickly-Boyd and Michelle M. Metro-Roland  27. The Politics and Geographies of International Air Transport David Timothy Duval and Tay T.R. Koo  Part Four: Situating Tourism Geographies  28. Rethinking Mass Tourism, Space and Place Salvador Anton Clavé  29. Geographies of Rural Tourism: Current Progress and Paradoxes Gunjan Saxena  30. Geographies of Tourism and the City Martin Selby  31. Changing Geographies of Coastal Resorts: Development Processes and Tourism Spaces Gareth Shaw and Sheela Agarwal  Part Five: Advancing Tourism Geographies  32. Tourism Geographies in a Post-Disciplinary Age Julie Wilson

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Julie Wilson is Research Professor at the Rovira i Virgili University, Catalonia and Senior Research Fellow, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK.


"...this volume offers an inspiring collection that raises questions and points to new directions of research." – Carolin Funck, Hiroshima University, Japan – published in Tourism Analysis