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Tourism and Recreation in Rural Areas

Tourism and Recreation in Rural Areas

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Recent years have witnessed a change from the passive, low key useof rural areas for recreation to the explosion of tourism as ahighly active and dominant agent of change and control in thecountryside and associated rural communities. This book considersthe effects of rural recreation and tourism with special referenceto:
* the economics of rural restructuring
* public sector rural policies
* imaging and reimaging
* the social dynamics of rural change
* sustainability of tourism and recreation in rural areas
Contemporary reflections of each of these issues are broughttogether by Richard Butler, C. Michael Hall and John Jenkins fromexperts in Australasia, North America and Europe. The book providesa critical evaluation of the enthusiasm and promotion given to thisgrowth industry by government and private bodies, and examinesopportunities and challenges associated with the development andmanagement of tourism in a rural environment.
CONTINUITY AND CHANGE IN RURAL TOURISM.

TOURISM AND RECREATION POLICY DIMENSIONS.

The Policy Dimensions of Rural Tourism and Recreation (C. MichaelHall & J. Jenkins).

The Restructuring of Rural Economies: Rural Tourism and Recreationas a Government Response (J. Jenkins, et al.).

Rural Tourism Development: Canadian Provincial Issues (D.Reid).

Rural Tourism in Otago and Southland, New Zealand (G.Kearsley).

Local and Resort Development (A. Gill).

IMAGE AND REIMAGING OF RURAL AREAS.

Image and Reimaging of Rural Areas (R. Butler & C. Hall).

Images of Heritage in Rural Regions (J.-M.

Dewailly).

Commodifying the Countryside: Marketing Myths of Rurality (J.Hopkins).

Rural Festivals and Community Reimaging (R. Janiskee & P.Drews).

SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DYNAMICS.

Rural Landholder Attitudes: The Case of Public Recreational Accessto 'Private' Rural Lands (J. Jenkins & E. Prin).

Wine Tourism in Australia and New Zealand (C. Hall & N.Macionis).

Farm Tourism in New Zealand (M. Oppermann).

The Significance of Tourism and Economic Development in RuralAreas: A Norwegian Cast Study (J. Saeter).

CONCLUSIONS.

Conclusion: The Sustainability of Tourism and Recreation in RuralAreas (R. Butler & C. Hall).

Index.
"...this book provides a critical evaluation of the enthusiasm and promotion given o this growing industry...contains past and present examples...providing a very good historical perspective...this book can offer some lessons for both students and practitioners." (Toursim Analysis, Vol.6, 2001)