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  • Tourism in the Green Economy

    Edited by Maharaj Vijay Reddy, Keith Wilkes

    The concept of the green economy has now entered mainstream policy debates and been endorsed by a range of United Nations and other organizations. The Rio+20 UN conference specifically drew attention to the green economy approach in the context of sustainable development to move away from…

    Hardback – 2015-06-15

  • Volunteer Tourism

    The lifestyle politics of international development

    By Jim Butcher, Peter Smith

    Just a generation ago the notion that holidays should be invested with ethical and political significance would have sounded odd. Today it is part of the lifestyle political landscape. Volunteer tourism is indicative of the growth of lifestyle strategies intended to exhibit care and responsibility…

    Hardback – 2015-06-15
    Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility

  • Imagining the American West through Film and Tourism

    By Warwick Frost, Jennifer Laing

    The West is one of the strongest and most enduring place images in the world and its myth is firmly rooted in popular culture – whether novels, film, television, music, clothing and even video games. The West combines myth and history, rugged natural scenery and wide open spaces, popular culture…

    Hardback – 2015-06-09
    Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility

  • Scientific Tourism

    Researchers as Travellers

    Edited by Susan Slocum, Carol Kline, Andrew Holden

    As researchers in emerging economies, scientists are often the first foreign visitors to stay in remote rural areas and, on occasion, form joint venture ecotourism and community tourism projects or poverty alleviation schemes between local agencies or NGOs, the local community, and their home…

    Hardback – 2015-05-27
    Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility

  • Affective Tourism

    Dark routes in conflict

    By Dorina Maria Buda

    This book brings together, explores and expands socio-spatial affect, emotion and psychoanalytic drives in tourism for the first time. Affect is to be found in visceral intensities and resonances that circulate around and shape encounters between and amongst tourists, local tourism representatives…

    Hardback – 2015-05-20
    Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility

  • Leisure and Food

    Edited by Heather Mair, Jennifer Sumner

    Leisure and food seem to be a natural fit, but the recent, unprecedented focus on all aspects of food has not been reflected in the field of leisure studies. This book is the first to combine these vital aspects of human interest by exploring the interface between leisure and food in a number of…

    Hardback – 2015-05-05

  • New Research Paradigms in Tourism Geography

    Edited by Alan A. Lew

    This collection of papers from Tourism Geographies emphasizes new and emerging research paradigms in the geographic study of tourism. The papers included in this collection follow one of two threads: explicitly supporting specific research frameworks, or implicitly presenting new and emerging…

    Hardback – 2015-03-12

  • Dark Tourism and Crime

    By Derek Dalton

    Dark tourism has become widespread and diverse.   It has passed into popular culture vernacular, deployed in guide books as a short hand descriptor for sites that are associated with death, suffering and trauma.  However, whilst  books have been devoted to dark tourism as a…

    Hardback – 2014-11-18
    Advances in Tourism

  • Tourism and Geographies of Inequality

    The New Global Slumming Phenomenon

    Edited by Fabian Frenzel, Ko Koens

    Slum tourism is a controversial pastime rising in popularity on a global scale. Known as ‘slumming’, it has been practised since Victorian times. In recent years, slum tourism occurs in more and more cities of the Global South. Township tourism across South Africa, favela tourism in Rio…

    Hardback – 2014-10-03

  • Understanding Tropical Coastal and Island Tourism Development

    Edited by Klaus Meyer-Arendt, Alan A. Lew

    This book contains a collection of articles that include both case studies and theoretical insights applicable to the tourism development challenges of tropical coastal and island destinations throughout the world. Topics include the shortcomings of (eco)tourism in Madagascar, collaboration theory…

    Hardback – 2014-09-04

  • Tourism, Religion and Pilgrimage in Jerusalem

    By Kobi Cohen-Hattab, Noam Shoval

    Jerusalem is a city with a singular nature. Home to three religions, it contains spiritual meaning for people the world over; it is at once a tourist destination and a location with a complex political reality. Tourism, therefore, is an integral part of Jerusalem’s development and its political…

    Hardback – 2014-06-22
    Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility

  • Event Volunteering

    International Perspectives on the Event Volunteering Experience

    Edited by Karen A. Smith, Leonie Lockstone-Binney, Kirsten Holmes, Tom Baum

    Volunteers make important contributions across the spectrum of event settings, most visibly at high profile mega events such as the Olympic Games they are volunteers are lauded as ‘Games makers’, ’unsung heroes’ and the like. Less visibly volunteers are the heart and soul of community events and…

    Hardback – 2014-05-05
    Routledge Advances in Event Research Series

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