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 Part I: Tourism and tourists in the Anthropocene 2. Keeping tourism's future within a climatically safe operating space 3. Undoing Iceland? The Pervasive Nature of the Urban 4. Loving nature to death: Tourism consumption, Biodiversity loss and the Anthropocene Part II: Sustaining tourism in the Anthropocene 5. ANT, tourism and situated globality – looking down in the Anthropocene 6. Arctic whale-watching and Anthropocene ethics 7. Good vs. Bad Tourism: Homo Viator’S Responsibility in Light of Life-value Onto-axiology Part III: Tourism becomings in the Anthropocene 8. The movement heritage – scale, place, and pathscapes in Anthropocene tourism 9. Anthropocene ambiguities: Upscale golf, analytical abstractions, and the particularities of environmental transformation. 10. Mapping the Anthropocene and Tour-ism 11. Conclusions The Anthropocene and Tourism Destinations
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.