1st Edition

Theoretical Advancement in Social Impacts Assessment of Tourism Research

Edited By Kyle Maurice Woosnam, Manuel Alector Ribeiro Copyright 2024

    This book provides the reader with a fresh perspective on the use of theory in the body of research centred on social impacts of tourism. Theory is advanced in three primary forms within this volume. Some apply novel frameworks (e.g., theory of interaction ritual; degrowth paradigm; and mere exposure theory) to contexts involving destination residents. Others consider various uniquely complemented theoretical frameworks (e.g., social exchange theory and affect theory of exchange; Weber’s theory of rationality and Foucauldian constructs; and emotional solidarity and cognitive appraisal theory). Still others develop theoretical frameworks (e.g., influence of presumed influence model, elaboration likelihood model, and social exchange theory; tourist-resident social contact; quality of life; and socio-ecological systems theory and chaos theory) for others to potentially consider and test. The chapters in this edited volume contribute to the evolving advancement of theoretical applications within the research area of social impacts of tourism.

    This book will be of great interest to all upper-level students and researchers in tourism, planning and related fields. The chapters in this volume were originally published as a special issue of Journal of Sustainable Tourism.

    Introduction - Advancing theory within social impacts of tourism research
    Kyle Maurice Woosnam and Manuel Alector Ribeiro

    1.     Towards a better tourist-host relationship: the role of social contact between tourists’ perceived cultural distance and travel attitude
    Daisy X. F. Fan, Hanqin Qiu, Carson L. Jenkins and Chloe Lau

    2.     Complementing theories to explain emotional solidarity
    Emrullah Erul, Kyle Maurice Woosnam, Manuel Alector Ribeiro and John Salazar

    3.     The importance of collaboration and emotional solidarity in residents’ support for sustainable urban tourism: case study Ho Chi Minh City
    Hung Nguyen Phuc and Huan Minh Nguyen

    4.     Hapless victims or empowered citizens? Understanding residents’ attitudes towards Airbnb using Weber’s Theory of Rationality and Foucauldian concepts
    Makarand Mody, Kyle Maurice Woosnam, Courtney Suess and Tarik Dogru

    5.     Empowerment of women through cultural tourism: perspectives of Hui minority embroiderers in Ningxia, China
    Ming Ming Su, Geoffrey Wall, Jianfu Ma, Marcello Notarianni and Sangui Wang

    6.     Effects of social media on residents’ attitudes to tourism: conceptual framework and research propositions
    Robin Nunkoo, Dogan Gursoy and Yogesh K. Dwivedi

    7.     Re-theorizing social emotions in tourism: applying the theory of interaction ritual in tourism research
    Dongoh Joo, Heetae Cho, Kyle Maurice Woosnam and Courtney Suess

    8.     Understanding the tourist-resident relationship through social contact: progressing the development of social contact in tourism
    Daisy X. F. Fan

    9.     It’s time to act! Understanding online resistance against tourism development projects
    Philipp K. Wegerer and Monica Nadegger

    10.  Conceptualizing peer-to-peer accommodations as disruptions in the urban tourism system
    Emily Yeager, B. Bynum Boley and Cari Goetcheus

    11.  Support for tourism: the roles of attitudes, subjective wellbeing, and emotional solidarity
    Ian E. Munanura, Mark D. Needham, Kreg Lindberg, Chad Kooistra and Ladan Ghahramani

    12.  Indigenous residents, tourism knowledge exchange and situated perceptions of tourism
    Tramy Ngo and Tien Pham

    13.  Exploring how perceived tourism impacts evolve over time (2009–2019) in an era of uncertainty: economic crisis, host-guest interactions, and Airbnb
    Dimitrios Stylidis and Matina Terzidou


    Kyle Maurice Woosnam is Professor of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management at the Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources, University of Georgia, USA. He is also Senior Research Fellow at the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, University of Johannesburg, South Africa.

    Manuel Alector Ribeiro is a Senior Lecturer in Tourism Management at the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, University of Sussex, UK. He is also Senior Research Fellow at the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, University of Johannesburg, South Africa; and an integrated member of the Research Centre for Tourism, Sustainability and Well-being (Cinturs) at the Faculty of Economics, University of Algarve, Portugal.