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              Tourism and National Parks: International Perspectives on Development, Histories and Change
                 

              Tourism and National Parks: International Perspectives on Development, Histories and Change (Paperback)

              Edited by Frost, Warwick; Hall, C. Michael

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              In 1872 Yellowstone was established as a National Park. The name caught the public's imagination and by the close of the century, other National Parks had been declared, not only in the USA, but also in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. Yet as it has spread, the concept has evo...lved and diversified. In the absence of any international controlling body, individual countries have been free to adapt the concept for their own physical, social and economic environments. Some have established national parks to protect scenery, others to protect ecosystems or wildlife. Tourism has also been a fundamental component of the national parks concept from the beginning and predates ecological justifications for national park establishment though it has been closely related to landscape conservation rationales at the outset. Approaches to tourism and visitor management have varied. Some have stripped their parks of signs of human settlement, while increasingly others are blending natural and cultural heritage, and reflecting national identities. This edited volume explores in detail, the origins and multiple meanings of National Parks and their relationship to tourism in a variety of national contexts. It consists of a series of introductory overview chapters followed by case study chapters from around the world including insights from the US, Canada, Australia, UK, Spain, France, Sweden, Indonesia, China and Southern Africa. Taking a global comparative approach, this book examines how and why national parks have spread and evolved, how they have been fashioned and used, and the integral role of tourism within national parks. The volume's focus on the long standing connection between tourism and national parks; and the changing concept of national parks over time and space give the book a distinct niche in the national parks and tourism literature. The volume is expected to contribute not only to tourism and national park studies at the upper level undergraduate and graduate leve
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              ISBN 9781138867192
              Released NZ 7 Apr 2015
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility
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              Fieldwork in Tourism: Methods, Issues and Reflections
               

              Fieldwork in Tourism: Methods, Issues and Reflections (Paperback)

              Edited by Hall, Michael C.

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              The inherent mobility of tourists and consequent relative ephemerality of contact between the visitor and the visited tourism phenomenon have specific characteristics that challenge the usual fieldwork practices of the social and physical sciences. Such conditions create specific... concerns for the tourism researcher in terms of their positionality, relationality, accessibility, ethics, reflexivity, and methodological appropriateness. Fieldwork in Tourism is the first book to focus on this extremely significant component of contemporary tourist research and provides hands on approaches to conducting tourism fieldwork in a range of settings, exploring the methodological considerations and offering strategies to mitigate these. The book also discusses how fieldwork affects researchers personally and what happens to field relationships. Divided into five sections, each with an introduction and a guide to further reading, the chapters cover the context of fieldwork, research relationships, politics and power, the position of the researcher in the field, research methods and processes, including virtual fieldwork, and the relationships between being a tourist and doing fieldwork. The concluding chapter suggests that the link between tourism and fieldwork perhaps offers greater insights into understanding creative fieldwork than may be imagined. This book incorporates a rich and diverse set of fieldwork experiences, insights and reflections on conducting fieldwork in different settings, the problems that emerge, the solutions that were developed, and the realities of being 'in the field'. Fieldwork in Tourism is an essential guide for Tourism higher level students, academics and researchers embarking on research in this field.
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              ISBN 9781138883574
              Released NZ 27 Apr 2015
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              The Politics and Power of Tourism in Palestine
               

              The Politics and Power of Tourism in Palestine (Hardback)

              Edited by Isaac, Rami K.; Hall, C. Michael; Higgins-Desbiolles, Freya

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              Tourism in Palestine has been receiving an increasingly important profile given its economic and religious importance and the significant role it plays in Israeli-Palestinian relations, representation of Palestinian statehood and identity, and wider Middle Eastern politics. Never...theless, Palestine, like much of the Middle East as a whole, remains extremely underrepresented in tourism literature. This title aims to fill this void by being the first book dedicated to exploring the significance of tourism in relationship to Palestine. The book examines the role of tourism in Palestine at three main levels. First, it provides an overview of destination management and marketing issues for the tourism industry in Palestine and addresses not only the visitor markets and the economic significance of tourism but also the realities of the difficulties of destination management, marketing and promotion of the Palestinian state. Second, it provides a series chapters and case studies that interrogate not only the various forms of tourism in Palestine but also its economic, social, environmental and spiritual importance. This section also conveys a dimension to tourism in Palestine that is not usually appreciated in the Western mainstream media. The third section indicates the way in which tourism in Palestine highlights broader questions and debates in tourism studies and the way in which travel in the region is framed in wider discourses. A significant dimension of the book is the attention it gives to the different voices of stakeholders in Palestinian tourism at varying levels of scale. This timely volume will offer the reader significant insight into the challenges and issues of tourism in this area now and in the future. It will benefit those interested in tourism, Middle East studies, politics, economics, development studies and geography.
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              ISBN 9781138824706
              Released NZ 26 Nov 2015
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              Tourism, Performance and the Everyday: Consuming the Orient
               

              Tourism, Performance and the Everyday: Consuming the Orient (Paperback)

              By Haldrup, Michael; Larsen, Jonas

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              Tourism has become increasingly 'exotic', a process made possible by low-cost charter tourism and cheaper air tickets. Faraway and evermore 'exotic' holidays are becoming widespread and within reach as destinations make their entry into the mass tourism market. Strolls through th...e bazaars of Istanbul and cruises on the Nile are packaged into the sea, sand and sun culture of traditional forms of organized mass tourism. At the same time new technologies weave the fabric of tourism and everyday life even closer, circulating images, information, and objects between them. Taking off from this observation, Tourism, Performance and the Everyday invites readers to follow the flow's of tourist desires, objects, meanings, photographs, fears, dreams and memories weaving together the spaces of and between Western Europe, Turkey and Egypt. Tourism, Performance and the Everyday carefully analyzes the cultural and social impacts of mass-tourist experiences of 'exotic' places on the wider aspects of everyday life. It treats mass-tourism as a cultural phenomenon that feeds into the practices and networks of peoples' everyday lives rather than as an isolated, trivial or 'exotic' event. It traces how these impacts are mediated by various mobilities between home and away through innovate mobile and ethnographic research methods at tourist destinations and the home of tourists. The book contains analysis of diaries, photographs, blogs and photo web sharing sites, participant observation of performing tourists and 'home ethnographies' of the afterlife tourist photographs, souvenirs and memories. In doing this, the book traces out the multiple interconnections and mobilities between everyday spaces and leisure spaces as well as the multiple ways in which the Orient is consumed on holiday and at home. The book appeals to a wide audience among students, researchers and educators within the social and cultural sciences studying, researching and teaching theories and methods of tourism, Orien
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              ISBN 9781138867185
              Released NZ 7 Apr 2015
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility
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              Political Economy of Tourism: A Critical Perspective
               

              Political Economy of Tourism: A Critical Perspective (Paperback)

              Edited by Mosedale, Jan T.

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              Political economy, in its various guises and transfigurations, is a research philosophy that presents both social commentary and theoretical progress and is concerned with a number of different topics: politics, regulation and governance, production systems, social relations, ine...quality and development amongst many others. As a critical theory, political economy seeks to provide an understanding of societies - and of the structures and social relations that form them - in order to evoke social change toward more equitable conditions. Despite the early influence of critical development studies and political economy on tourism research, political economy has received relatively little attention in tourism research. Political Economy and Tourism the first volume to bring together different theoretical perspectives and discourse in political economy related to tourism. Written by leading scholars, the text is organised into three sequential Parts, linked by the principle that 'the political' and 'the economic' are intimately connected. Part one presents different approaches to political economy, including Marxist political economy, regulation, comparative political economy, commodity chain research and alternative political economies; Part two links key themes of political economy, such as class, gender, labour, development and consumption, to tourism; and Part three examines the political economy at various geographical scales and focuses on the outcomes and processes of the political act of planning and managing tourism production. This engaging volume provides insights and alternative critical perspectives on political economy theory to expand discussions of tourism development and policy in the future. Political Economy and Tourism is a valuable text for students, researchers and academics interested in Tourism and related disciplines.
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              ISBN 9781138880689
              Released NZ 26 Aug 2015
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              Mountaineering Tourism
               

              Mountaineering Tourism (Hardback)

              Edited by Musa, Ghazali; Higham, James; Thompson- Carr, Anna

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              This book provides a critical and comprehensive analysis of all pertinent aspects and issues related to the development and the management of the growth area of mountaineering tourism. By doing so, it explores the meaning of adventure and special reference to mountain-based adven...ture, the delivering of adventure experience and adventure learning and education. It further introduces examples of settings (alpine environments) where a general management framework could be applied as a baseline approach in mountaineering tourism development. Along with this general management framework, the book draws evidence from case studies derived from various mountaineering tourism development contexts worldwide, to highlight the diversity and uniqueness of management approaches, policies and practices. Written by leading academics from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, this insightful book will provide students, researchers and academics with a better understanding of the unique aspects of tourism management and development of this growing form of adventure tourism across the world.
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              ISBN 9781138782372
              Released NZ 9 Jun 2015
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              Actor-Network Theory and Tourism: Ordering, Materiality and Multiplicity
               

              Actor-Network Theory and Tourism: Ordering, Materiality and Multiplicity (Hardback)

              Edited by Duim, Rene van der; Johannesson, Gunnar Thor; Ren, Carina

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              Actor-network theory (ANT) is among the approaches to have emerged of late in the field of tourism correlated to an interest in the understanding of the tourism phenomena as a complex system of relational practices connecting cultures, natures and technologies in multifarious way...s. Despite the widespread application of ANT across the social sciences no book has dealt with the practical and theoretical implications of using ANT in Tourism research. This is the first book to critically engage with the application of actor-network theory (ANT) in tourism studies. By doing so it challenges approaches that have dominated the literature for the last 20 yrs and casts new light on issues of materiality, ordering and networks in Tourism. It further aims to aid understanding about the approach, its possibilities and limitations as an ontology and research methodology as well as advance its use and research in the field of tourism. The book is divided in two parts. Part 1 introduces ANT and its key conceptual premises and consists of 3 chapters which introduce the book, ANT and the relation between ANT and tourism studies. Part 2 deals with specific subject areas and shows how ANT contributes to tourism studies. This part presents examples and cases which illustrate the use of the approach in a critical way. Inherently the study of tourism is a multi-disciplinary field of research and that is reflected in the diverse academic backgrounds of the contributing authors to provide a broad post-disciplinary context of ANT in Tourism studies. This unique book focusing on emerging approaches in tourism research will be of value to students, researchers and academics in Tourism as well as the wider Social Sciences.
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              ISBN 9780415620727
              Released NZ 30 Mar 2012
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Dark Tourism and Place Identity: Managing and interpreting dark places
               

              Dark Tourism and Place Identity: Managing and interpreting dark places (Hardback)

              Edited by White, Leanne; Frew, Elspeth

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              Dark Tourism, including visitation to places such as murder sites, battlefields and cemeteries is a growing phenomenon, as well as an emergent area of scholarly interest. Despite this interest, the intersecting domains of dark tourism and place identity have been largely overlook...ed in the academic literature and this book aims to fill this void. The three main themes of Visitor Motivation, Destination Management and Place Interpretation are addressed in this book from both a demand and supply perspective by examining a variety of case studies from around the world. This edited volume takes the dark tourism discussion to another level by reinforcing the critical intersecting domains of dark tourism and place identity and, in particular, highlighting the importance of understanding this connection for visitors and destination managers. Written by leading academics in the area, this stimulating volume of 19 chapters will be valuable reading for postgraduate and advanced undergraduate students in a range of discipline areas; researchers and academics interested in dark tourism; and, other interested stakeholders including those in the tourism industry, government bodies and community groups.
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              ISBN 9780415809658
              Released NZ 7 Mar 2013
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              Real Tourism: Practice, Care, and Politics in Contemporary Travel Culture
               

              Real Tourism: Practice, Care, and Politics in Contemporary Travel Culture (Hardback)

              Edited by Minca, Claudio; Oakes, Tim

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              This original, timely and compelling volume puts forward new post modernist ideas and arguments about tourism today and in the future.

              ISBN 9780415582247
              Released NZ 30 Nov 2011
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              Tourism, Performance and the Everyday: Consuming the Orient
               

              Tourism, Performance and the Everyday: Consuming the Orient (Hardback)

              By Haldrup, Michael; Larsen, Jonas

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              Intends to scrutinize the multiple ways in which tourism emerges in people's everyday lives and the everyday appears in people's tourist' lives by tracing out the mobilities, networks and flows between 'home' and 'away' in tourist performances.

              ISBN 9780415467131
              Released NZ 19 Aug 2009
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