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Based upon a social science approach to understanding the significance of tourism in contemporary society, Andrew Holden’s fascinating book highlights tourism as a multidisciplinary area of study with rich and varied theoretical underpinnings.
Here, Holden introduces social science disciplines and applies relevant theories to the understanding of tourism. He investigates how the economic and political structures of society influence the manifestation of tourism at a global level, and subsequently considers a variety of topical issues including citizenship and social exclusion, tourism as a form of trade, consumerism, the consequences of tourism, and feminism and ethics. Each chapter includes:
Punctuated with study and teaching aids, chapter summaries and ‘think points’ to encourage reflection, this excellent, broad-ranging textbook provides a wider understanding of tourism’s role in society.
Introduction: Tourism as a Multi-Disciplinary and Trans-Disciplinary Area of Study 1. A Historical Geography of Tourism 2. Sociology and Tourism 3. Psychology and Tourism 4. Economics and Tourism 5. Political Economy and Tourism Development . Anthropology and Tourism 7. Environmental Studies and Tourism 8. Emerging Themes and Tourism