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A Companion to Tourism

Alan A. Lew (Editor), C. Michael Hall (Editor), Allan M. Williams (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-470-75226-5
640 pages
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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This groundbreaking Companion offers readers an opportunity to reassess key themes in contemporary tourism studies in the light of recent theoretical developments in tourism studies and the social sciences, as well as dramatic changes in the operating environment for tourism.

  • A critical overview of current research in tourism studies.
  • Offers readers an opportunity to reassess key themes in tourism studies in the light of recent developments, such as terrorist attacks, SARS and the financial failure of airlines.
  • Comprises 48 specially commissioned essays, written by more than 50 acknowledged experts from around the world.
  • Covers cutting-edge perspectives and topics, including tourism’s role in globalization, sustainable tourism, and the state’s role in tourism development.
  • Sets an agenda for future tourism research.
  • Includes a wealth of bibliographic references.
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Table of Contents

List of Contributors ix

Preface xvii

Part I Introduction 1

1 Tourism: Conceptualizations, Institutions, and Issues 3
C. Michael Hall, Allan M. Williams, and Alan A. Lew

Part II Perspectives on Tourism 23

2 The Measurement of Global Tourism: Old Debates, New Consensus, and Continuing Challenges 25
Stephen L. J. Smith

3 Tourist Flows and the Spatial Distribution of Tourists 36
Bob McKercher and Alan A. Lew

4 Behavioral Approaches in Tourism Research 49
D. Jim Walmsley

5 Toward a Political Economy of Tourism 61
Allan M. Williams

6 Cultural Geographies of Tourism 74
Mike Crang

7 Tourist Practices and Performances 85
David Crouch

Part III Producing Tourism and Tourism Spaces 97

8 The Cultural Turn? Toward a More Critical Economic Geography of Tourism 99
Keith G. Debbage and Dimitri Ioannides

9 Transnational Corporations, Globalization, and Tourism 110
Kevin Meethan

10 Entrepreneurial Cultures and Small Business Enterprises in Tourism 122
Gareth Shaw

11 Labor Mobility and Market Structure in Tourism 135
Michael Riley

12 Transport and Tourism 146
Stephen Page

13 The Tourism Area Life Cycle in the Twenty-First Century 159
Richard Butler

Part IV Globalization and Contested Places 171

14 Problematizing Place Promotion 173
Nigel Morgan

15 Tourism, Information Technology, and Development: Revolution or Reinforcement? 184
Simon Milne, David Mason, and Julia Hasse

16 Theming, Tourism, and Fantasy City 195
Thomas W. Paradis

17 Whose Tourist-Historic City? Localizing the Global and Globalizing the Local 210
Gregory J. Ashworth and John E. Tunbridge

18 Urban Tourism: Between the Global and the Local 223
T. C. Chang and Shirlena Huang

19 Postcolonialism, Colonialism, and Tourism 235
Anne-Marie d’Hauteserre

20 Indigenous People and Tourism 246
Tom D. Hinch

Part V Tourists, Values, and Practices 259

21 Tourism Motivations and Typologies 261
Richard Prentice

22 Tourism, Modernity, and Postmodernity 280
Tim Oakes and Claudio Minca

23 Cultural Circuits of Tourism: Commodities, Place and Re-consumption 291
Irena Ateljevic and Stephen Doorne

24 Narratives of Being Elsewhere: Tourism and Travel Writing 303
Mike Robinson

25 Gender and Sexuality in Tourism Research 316
Annette Pritchard

26 The Souvenir: Conceptualizing the Object(s) of Tourist Consumption 327
Jon Goss

Part VI Tourism, Place, Space, and Forms 337

27 Tourism and Landscape 339
Theano S. Terkenli

28 The Beach as a Liminal Space 349
Robert Preston-Whyte

29 Tourism, Shopping, and Retailing: An Axiomatic Relationship? 360
Tim Coles

30 Tourism and the Countryside 374
Richard Sharpley

31 Mobility, Tourism, and Second Homes 387
Dieter K. Müller

32 Gaming and Tourism: Issues for the New Millennium 399
Patricia A. Stokowski

33 Geographic Perspectives on Event Tourism 410
Donald Getz

Part VII Tourism, the Environment, and Society 423

34 Tourism and the Natural Environment 425
Klaus Meyer-Arendt

35 Tourism and Touristic Representations of Nature 438
Jarkko Saarinen

36 Environmental Impacts of Tourism 450
P. P. Wong

37 Tourism and Resource Management 462
David Mercer

38 National Parks: Wilderness and Culture 473
Stephen Boyd

39 Ecotourism: Theory and Practice 484
Erlet Cater

40 Tourism, Sustainability, and Social Theory 498
George Hughes

41 Tourism and the Elusive Paradigm of Sustainable Development 510
David B. Weaver

Part VIII Policies, Planning, and Governance 523

42 Tourism and Public Policy 525
C. Michael Hall and John Jenkins

43 Partnerships, Participation, and Social Science Research in Tourism Planning 541
Bill Bramwell

44 Local and Regional Tourism Policy and Power 555
Andrew Church

45 Tourism Communities and Growth Management 569
Alison Gill

46 Political Boundaries and Regional Cooperation in Tourism 584
Dallen J. Timothy and Victor B. Teye

47 GIS Applications in the Planning and Management of Tourism 596
Yianna Farsari and Poulicos Prastacos

Part IX Conclusions 609

48 Contemporary Themes and Challenges in Tourism Research 611
Allan M. Williams, C. Michael Hall, and Alan A. Lew

Index 619

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Author Information

Alan A. Lew is Professor and Chair in the Department of Geography, Planning and Recreation at Northern Arizona University. He is Editor-in-chief of Tourism Geographies and Resource Editor for the Annals of Tourism Research.

C. Michael Hall is Professor and Head of the Department of Tourism at the University of Otago and Honorary Professor in the Department of Marketing at the University of Stirling. He is Co-editor of Current Issues in Tourism and Associate Editor of Tourism Geographies.

Allan M. Williams
is Professor of Human Geography and European Studies at the University of Exeter. He is Associate Editor of Tourism Geographies, Co-editor of European Urban and Regional Studies and author or editor a number of books, including Critical Issues in Tourism (Blackwell Publishing, Second Edition, 2002).

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The Wiley Advantage


  • A critical overview of current research in tourism studies.
  • Offers readers an opportunity to reassess key themes in tourism studies in the light of recent developments, such as terrorist attacks, SARS and the financial failure of airlines.
  • Comprises 48 specially commissioned essays, written by more than 50 acknowledged experts from around the world.
  • Covers cutting-edge perspectives and topics, including tourism’s role in globalization, sustainable tourism, and the state’s role in tourism development.
  • Sets an agenda for future tourism research.
  • Includes a wealth of bibliographic references.
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Reviews

"This book is a 'must have' for all students, researchers and teachers of tourism... The breadth of coverage and the contemporary focus ensure that researchers will use this book as a reference source for many years to come. It clarifies many of the methodological and definitional difficulties in the field... and at well over 600 pages, this book represents exceptional value." Chris Cooper, University of Queensland

"Given its substantive themes, this Companion will satisfy a broad readership in tourism studies from advanced undergraduate level onwards, and is particularly relevant to geographers with different interests. In addition, the substantive themes and contributions cover typically staple parts of tourism studies and it is therefore a good general reference for many teaching courses and modules." Reference Reviews

"A companion to tourism is a very welcome and useful addition to an expanding but still largely fragmented literature ... reviews are generally of a high standard, well-written and insightful ... Graduate students and specialized researchers will find the individual reviews invaluable." Progress in Human Geography

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