This book brings the field of tourism into dialogue with what is captured under the varied notions of the Anthropocene. It explores issues and challenges which the Anthropocene may pose for tourism, and it offers significant insights into how it might reframe conceptual and empirical undertakings in tourism research. Furthermore, through the lens of the Anthropocene this book also spurs thinking of the role of tourism in relation to sustainable development, planetary boundaries, ethics (and what is framed as geo-ethics) and refocused tourism theory to make sense of tourism’s earthly entanglements and thinking tourism beyond Nature-Society. The multidisciplinary nature of the material will appeal to a broad academic audience, such as those working in tourism, geography, anthropology and sociology.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Tourism and the Anthropocene: An Urgent Emerging Encounter Edward H. Huijbens & Martin Gren Part I: Tourism and tourists in the Anthropocene 2. Keeping tourism's future within a climatically safe operating space Eke Eijgelaar, Bas Amelung & Paul Peeters 3. Undoing Iceland? The Pervasive Nature of the Urban Edward H. Huijbens, Bárbara Maçães Costa & Harry Gugger 4. Loving nature to death: Tourism consumption, Biodiversity loss and the Anthropocene C. Michael Hall Part II: Sustaining tourism in the Anthropocene 5. ANT, tourism and situated globality – looking down in the Anthropocene Gunnar Thór Jóhannesson, Carina Ren & René van der Duim 6. Arctic whale-watching and Anthropocene ethics Roger Norum, Britt Kramvig & Berit Kristoffersen 7. Good vs. Bad Tourism: Homo Viator’S Responsibility in Light of Life-value Onto-axiology Giorgio Baruchello Part III: Tourism becomings in the Anthropocene 8. The movement heritage – scale, place, and pathscapes in Anthropocene tourism Daniel Svensson, Sverker Sörlin, Nina Wormbs 9. Anthropocene ambiguities: Upscale golf, analytical abstractions, and the particularities of environmental transformation. Erik Jönsson 10. Mapping the Anthropocene and Tour-ism Martin Gren 11. Conclusions The Anthropocene and Tourism Destinations Martin Gren & Edward H. Huijbens
Martin Gren is Associate Professor in Tourism Studies at Linnaeus University, Sweden.
Edward H. Huijbens is a Research Professor at the Icelandic Tourism Research Centre, based at the University of Akureyri, Iceland.