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The Routledge Handbook of Tourism Geographies

Edited By

Julie Wilson

ISBN 9781138071414
Published May 18, 2017 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  Part 1: Tracing Tourism Geographies  2. From the Geography of Tourism to Geographies of Tourism  3. Tourism Geographies or Geographies of Tourism: Where the Bloody Hell are we?  Part 2: Conceptualising Tourism Geographies  4. Tourism Geographies and Post-Structuralism  5. A Radical Departure: A Critique of the Critical Turn in Tourism Studies  6. Geographies of Tourism: Space, Ethics and Encounter  7. Tourism, Individuation and Space  8. Performance, Space and Tourism  9. Sensuous Geographies of Tourism  10. Queer Perspectives on Tourism Geographies  11. Tourism, Space and Gender  12. Future Spaces of Postcolonialism in Tourism  13. Gentrification, Tourism and the Production and Consumption of Space  14. The ‘Mobilities Turn’ and the Geography of Tourism  15. Exploring the Geographies of Lifestyle Mobility: Current and Future Fields of Enquiry  16. Tourism, Creativity and Space  17. Making and Unmaking Places in Tourism Geographies  18. Tourism Spaces, Behaviours and Cultures: The Metaspatialities of Tourism  Part 3: Approaching Tourism Geographies  19. The Economy of Tourism Spaces: A Multiplicity of ‘Critical Turns’?  20. Historical Geographies of Tourism  21. Spatial Analysis: A Critical Tool for Tourism Geographies  22. Time Geography and Tourism  23. Geography and the Marketing of Tourism Destinations  24. Geographies of Tourism and Development  25. Environmental Discourses and Tourism  26. Landscape Perspectives on Tourism Geographies  27. The Politics and Geographies of International Air Transport  Part 4: Situating Tourism Geographies  28. Rethinking Mass Tourism, Space and Place  29. Geographies of Rural Tourism: Current Progress and Paradoxes  30. Geographies of Tourism and the City  31. Changing Geographies of Coastal Resorts: Development Processes and Tourism Spaces  Part 5: Advancing Tourism Geographies  32. Tourism Geographies in a Post-Disciplinary Age

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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