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Tourism Resilience and Adaptation to Environmental Change: Definitions and Frameworks
 

Tourism Resilience and Adaptation to Environmental Change: Definitions and Frameworks (Hardback)

Edited by Lew, Alan A.
Edited by Cheer, Joseph M.

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Resilience lies at the core of understanding the adaptive capacity of people and places in complex social and environmental systems. Resilience theory has made significant contributions to our understanding of how the interacting systems of people and nature or social-ecological ... read full description below.

ISBN 9781138206793
Barcode 9781138206793
Published 27 July 2017 by Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback
Series Routledge Advances in Tourism
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ISBN-13 9781138206793
ISBN-10 1138206792
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Publication Date 27 July 2017
International Publication Date 1 May 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Lew, Alan A.
Edited by Cheer, Joseph M.
Series Routledge Advances in Tourism
Category Tourism Industry
Human Geography
Management Of Land & Natural Resources
Number of Pages 324
Dimensions Width: 159mm
Height: 235mm
Weight 544g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
NBS Text Business, Accounting & Vocational: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code 338.4791
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Resilience lies at the core of understanding the adaptive capacity of people and places in complex social and environmental systems. Resilience theory has made significant contributions to our understanding of how the interacting systems of people and nature or social-ecological systems can best be managed to ensure a sustainable and resilient supply of the essential ecosystem services on which humanity depends. Despite this, tourism scholars have been slow to adopt resilience concepts, and the emergence of new frameworks and applications is pressing. Via a transnational lens, Understanding Tourism Resilience: Adapting to Environmental Change draws on original empirical and theoretical insights on how tourism communities and economies respond to environmental change from a resilience perspective. Contributions will highlight the complexity and gradations of environmental change encounters and resilience planning responses in a range of tourism contexts from coastal to mountain, and from urban to remote settings. Cases will emphasize both fast-change (natural disaster and disaster recovery) and slow-change (socio-cultural, economic and ecological) variables, and draw on research from a variety of contexts including Asia, Oceania, Latin America and North America. This timely and significant work will appeal to students and scholars alike working in tourism studies, tourism management, environmental geography, environmental sciences and development studies, among others.

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Author's Bio

Alan A. Lew is a professor in the Department of Geography, Planning, and Recreation at Northern Arizona University, USA where he teaches in geography, urban planning, and tourism. His research interests focus on tourism in the Asia-Pacific region, particularly in East and Southeast Asia. He is the founding editor-in-chief of the journal, Tourism Geographies, a Fellow of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. Joseph M. Cheer is a lecturer at the National Centre for Australian Studies (NCAS), Monash University and directs the activities of the Australia and International Tourism Research Unit (AITRU). His research draws from transdisciplinary perspectives, especially human geography, cultural anthropology and political economy with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region. He is focused on research-to-practice with an emphasis on resilience building, sustainability and social justice.

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