1st Edition

Tourism and Violence

Edited By

Hazel Andrews

ISBN 9780815378037
Published November 22, 2017 by Routledge

USD $56.95

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Book Description

Exploring the connection between tourism and violence, this book draws on a range of disciplinary approaches, including social anthropology, cultural geography, sociology, and tourism studies. Ideas and concepts of violence have long been explored in the social sciences literature but in relation to tourism studies specifically the concept has rarely been problematised. Drawing on a range of case studies this book demonstrates the relationship between tourism and violence both in its overt physical form and in the social structures and symbolic landscapes that underpin touristic activity. Tourism and Violence offers a timely intervention in this field by bringing together, for the first time, work by scholars who, in their different ways, are engaging with the concept of violence within touristic settings and practices. This unique book paves the way for future research that will probe further the intersections between violence and tourism.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction, Hazel Andrews; The violence of non places, Les Roberts; Desire for danger, aversion to harm: violence in travel to ’other’ places, Kristin Lozanski; The enchantment of violence: tales from the Balearics, Hazel Andrews; Dealing with the myths: injurious speech and negative interpellation in the construction of tourism places, Louise C. Platt; Re-inventing battlefield tourism 'in times of peace': connecting tourism and the remembrance of violence, Anne Hertzog; Tourism, sight prevention, and cultural shutdown: symbolic violence in fragmented landscapes, Tom Selwyn; A wail of horror: empathic ’atrocity’ tourism in Palestine, Rami Isaac; Violence, tourism, crime and the subjective: opening new lines of research, Sônia Regina da Cal Seixas, João Luiz de Moraes Hoeffel, David Botterill, Paula V Carnevale Vianna and Michelle Renk; New approaches in the research on terrorist attacks affecting tourism demand, Wolfgang Aschauer; ’What makes violence in backpacker tourism possible?’ A critical realist study of tourism and the governance of security, David Botterill, Shane Pointing, Charmaine Hayes-Jonkers, Trevor Jones, Cristina Rodriguez and Alan Clough; Quest for life: from pilgrimage to medical tourism to transplant trafficking, Nancy Scheper-Hughes; Afterword: the experience of 'matter out of place', Cathy Palmer; Index.

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Hazel Andrews, Liverpool John Moores University, UK.


’Hazel Andrews’ carefully selected collection of case studies provide a surprising and at times even shocking, but always fascinating understanding of the intimate degree to which violence and tourism are interrelated. Rape, torture, warfare, murder, danger and risk are prominent themes in the tourist quest to encounter the Other and its commercial promotion.’ Jeremy Boissevain, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands ’This volume marks a turning point in tourism studies by facing up to the violence inherent in much contemporary tourism. Shining a light on the many kinds of violence that are inherent in tourism, from symbolic violence to trafficking, physical danger and risk, that sometimes deter and sometimes attract tourists, it opens the way for a serious reappraisal of both violence and tourism.’ Simone Abram, Leeds Beckett University, UK