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Tourism, Ethnic Diversity and the City

1st Edition

Edited by Jan Rath


223 pages | 5 B/W Illus.

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Tourism, Ethnic Diversity and the City fills a gap in existing research in terms of how immigration relates to urban tourism and investigates the new theoretical insights and challenges for empirical research using informative case studies drawn from several advanced economies in Europe, North America and Australia.

This enlightening book clearly explores the frontiers of knowledge on the interrelationship between tourism, migration, ethnic diversity and place. Exploring further the manifestations of ethnic diversity that have been commodified by immigrants in gateway cities, questioning how these expressions of culture can be transformed into vehicles for further developing the urban tourism economy.

Tourism, Ethnic Diversity and the City presents a multidisciplinary approach drawing on key names from the field of geography, sociology, planning and political science and will appeal to those with an interest in any of these areas.

Table of Contents

1. Tourism, Migration and Place Advantage in the Global Cultural Economy C. Michael Hall and Jan Rath Part 1: Immigrant Entrepreneurs 2. Making the New Economy: Immigrant Entrepreneurs and Emerging Transnational Networks of International Education and Tourism in Seoul and Vancouver Min-Jung Kwak and Daniel Hiebert 3. Urban Boosterism, Tourism and Ethnic Minority Enterprise in Birmingham Trevor Jones and Monder Ram 4. Ethnic Precincts as Contradictory Tourist Spaces Jock Collins Part 2: Immigrant Workers 5. Caterers of the Consumed Metropolis: Ethnicized Tourism and Entertainment Labourscapes in Istanbul Volkan Aytar 6. Immigrants, Tourists and the Metropolitan Landscape: Producing the Metropolis of Consumption in Orlando, Florida Hugh Bartling Part 3: Ethnic Diversity in Urban Place Promotion 7. Ethnic Heritage Tourism and Global–Local Connections in New Orleans Kevin Fox Gotham 8. Tourism and New York’s Ethnic Diversity: An Underutilized Resource? Susan S. Fainstein and John C. Powers 9. Selling Miami: Tourism Promotion and Immigrant Neighbourhoods in the Capital of Latin America Gastón Alonso 10. Building a Market of Ethnic References: Activism and Diversity in Multicultural Settings in Lisbon M. Margarida Marques and Francisco Lima da Costa 11. Tourists ’R’ Us: Immigrants, Ethnic Tourism and the Marketing of Metropolitan Boston Marilyn Halter

About the Series

Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility

The aim of this series is to explore and communicate the intersections and relationships between leisure, tourism and human mobility within the social sciences.
It will incorporate both traditional and new perspectives on leisure and tourism from contemporary geography whilst also providing for perspectives from cognate areas within the development of an integrated field of leisure and tourism studies.
Also, increasingly, tourism and leisure are regarded as steps in a continuum of human mobility. Inclusion of mobility in the series offers the prospect to examine the relationship between tourism and migration, the sojourner, educational travel, and second home and retirement travel phenomena.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography