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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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Preface.

List of Contributors.

Part I: Introduction:.

1. Tourism: Conceptualizations, Institutions, and Issues: C. Michael Hall, Allan M. Williams, and Alan A. Lew (University of Otago; University of Exeter; Northern Arizona University).

Part II: Perspectives on Tourism:.

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

3. Tourist Flows and the Spatial Distribution of Tourists: Bob McKercher and Alan A. Lew (Hong Kong Polytechnic University; Northern Arizona University).

4. Behavioral Approaches in Tourism Research: D. Jim Walmsley (University of New England, Armidale).

5. Towards a Political Economy of Tourism: Allan M. Williams (University of Exeter).

6. Cultural Geographies of Tourism: Mike Crang (Durham University).

7. Tourist Practices and Performances: David Crouch (University of Derby).

Part III: Producing Tourism and Tourism Spaces:.

8. The Cultural Turn? Towards a More Critical Economic Geography of Tourism: Keith G. Debbage and Dimitri Ioannides (University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Southwest Missouri State University).

9. Transnational Corporations, Globalization, and Tourism: Kevin Meethan (University of Plymouth).

10. Entrepreneurial Cultures and Small Business Enterprises in Tourism: Gareth Shaw (University of Exeter).

11. Labor Mobility and Market Structure in Tourism: Michael Riley (University of Surrey).

12. Transport and Tourism: Stephen Page (University of Stirling).

13. The Tourism Area Life Cycle in the Twenty-First Century: Richard Butler (no affiliation).

Part IV: Globalization and Contested Places:.

14. Problematizing Place Promotion: Nigel Morgan (University of Wales Institute, Cardiff).

15. Tourism, Information Technology, and Development: Revolution or Reinforcement? Simon Milne, David Mason, and Julia Hasse (Auckland University of Technology; Victoria University, Wellington; no affiliation).

16. Theming, Tourism, and Fantasy City: Thomas W. Paradis (Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff).

17. Whose Tourist-Historic City? Localizing the Global and Globalizing the Local: Greg J. Ashworth and John E. Tunbridge (University of Groningen; Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada).

18. Urban Tourism: Between the Global and the Local: T. C. Chang and Shirlena Huang (Both at National University of Singapore).

19. Postcolonialism, Colonialism, and Tourism: Anne-Marie d'Hauteserre (University of Waikato).

20. Indigenous Peoples and Tourism: Tom D. Hinch (University of Alberta).

Part V: Tourists, Values, and Practices:.

21. Tourism Motivations and Typologies: Richard Prentice (University of Sunderland).

22. Tourism, Modernity, and Postmodernity: Tim Oakes and Claudio Minca (University of Colorado at Boulder; University of Newcastle).

23. Cultural Circuits of Tourism: Commodities, Place, and Re-consumption: Irena Ateljevic and Stephen Doorne (University of Technology; University of South Pacific).

24. Narratives of Being Elsewhere: Tourism and Travel Writing: Mike Robinson (Sheffield Hallam University).

25. Gender and Sexuality in Tourism Research: Annette Pritchard (University of Wales Institute, Cardiff).

26. The Souvenir: Conceptualizing the Object(s) of Tourist Consumption: Jon Goss (University of Hawai’i).

Part VI: Tourism Place, Space, and Forms:.

27. Tourism and Landscape: Theano S. Terkenli (University of the Aegean, Lesvos).

28. The Beach as a Liminal Space: Robert Preston-Whyte (University of Natal in Durban).

29. Tourism, Shopping, and Retailing: An Axiomatic Relationship?: Tim Coles (University of Exeter).

30. Tourism and the Countryside: Richard Sharpley (Northumbria University).

31. Mobility, Tourism, and Second Homes: Dieter K. Müller (University Sweden).

32. Gaming and Tourism: Patricia A. Stokowski (University of Vermont).

33. Geographic Perspectives on Event Tourism: Donald Getz (University of Calgary).

Part VII: Tourism, the Environment, and Society:.

34. Tourism and the Natural Environment: Klaus Meyer-Arendt (University of West Florida in Pensacola).

35. Tourism and Touristic Representations of Nature: Jarkko Saarinen (University of Lapland and Finnish Forest Research Institute).

36. Environmental Impacts of Tourism: P. P. Wong (National University of Singapore).

37. Tourism and Resource Management: David Mercer RMIT (University in Melbourne).

38. National Parks: Wilderness and Culture: Stephen Boyd (University of Otago).

39. Ecotourism Theory and Practice: Erlet Cater (University of Reading).

40. Tourism, Sustainability and Social Theory: George Hughes (Edinburgh University).

41. Tourism and the Elusive Paradigm of Sustainable Development: David B. Weaver (George Mason University, Virginia).

Part VIII: Policies, Planning, and Governance:.

42. Tourism and Public Policy: Michael Hall and John Jenkins (University of Otago; University of Newcastle, Australia).

43. Partnerships, Participation, and Social Science Research in Tourism Planning: Bill Bramwell (Sheffield Hallam University).

44. Local and Regional Tourism Policy and Power: Andrew Church (University of Brighton).

45. Tourism Communities and Growth Management: Alison Gill (Simon Fraser University).

46. Political Boundaries, and Regional Cooperation in Tourism: Dallen J. Timothy and Victor B. Teye (Sunderland University; Arizona State University).

47. GIS Applications in the Planning and Management of Tourism: Yianna Farsari and Poulicos Prastacos (Both at the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH) in Heraklion, Greece).

Part IX: Conclusions:.

48. Contemporary Themes and Challenges in Tourism Research: Allan M. Williams, C. Michael Hall, and Alan A. Lew (University of Exeter, University of Otago, Northern Arizona University)

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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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  • 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.
See More
"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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