Specifically, the authors examine how post-structuralist thought has led to a re-imagining of power relationships and the ways in which they are central to the production and consumption of tourism experiences.
Eleven clear, relevant chapters provide an accessible introduction to tourism defining, explaining and developing the key issues and methods in this exciting field.
These topics include:
* Regulating Tourism
* Commodifying Tourism
* Embodying Tourism
* Performing Tourism
* Tourism and the Everyday
* Tourism and the Other
* Tourism and the Environment
* Tourism and the Past
* Tourism Mobilities
* Researching Tourism
A strong teaching text, this will be well received by lecturers seeking an authoritative, multi-disciplinary book on contemporary tourism and by students who want a practical, grounded introduction which understands their learning and research needs.
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 410 g
Dimensions: 242 x 170 x 15 mm
European Journal of Tourism Research
At last! A refreshingly lucid text for students that substantially enriches the analysis of tourism and tourists. Hannam and Knox explore the recent theoretical insights that have helped tourist studies to escape from a self-imposed academic ghetto and have multiplied approaches to making sense of tourism. Clear, concise and stimulating
Manchester Metropolitan University
With this book Hannam and Knox have gone a long way towards elevating the study of tourism from the obscure margins of social science into a bona fide research area. They encourage us to think critically about the subject and successfully interweave dominant contemporary concepts to present tourism as a social, cultural, economic, and spatial phenomenon. Students will be sure to enjoy this innovative contribution which takes a 'user-friendly' approach and provides a useful pedagogic tool for those at all levels of study
Professor of Human Geography; Mid-Sweden University and ETOUR
Understanding Tourism provides an in-depth and critical analysis of tourism studies that is conceptually rich, empirically strong and extremely accessible to scholars and students of tourism. It is a refreshing analysis of an extremely complex and multidimensional global phenomenon, and raises our understanding of tourism to new heights
Professor of Tourism Development and Management, Arizona State University
A very interesting mobilities view of tourism with useful student-friendly text and exercises
Distinguished Professor, Lancaster University
This is a useful and accessible introduction to critical approaches to tourism that will be a value for lecturers and students alike. The provision of many thought-provoking exercises will be of benefit for both teaching and learning
Annals of Tourism Research
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