Tourism and Modernity

A Sociological Analysis

Author: Ning Wang

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9780080434469

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 271

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Establishes a line of enquiry into the relationship between tourism and modernity. This book contextualizes it in terms of relationship between Logos-modernity and Eros-modernity. It focuses on the conditions of modernity that lure tourists towards pleasure travel. It also looks at the relationship between modernity and motivations of tourists.

Tourism Research Paradigms

Critical and Emergent Knowledges

Author: Ana Maria Munar,Tazim Jamal

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1783509309

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

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The theme of this book focuses on the being of tourism and knowledge construction in tourism. It discusses both ontological and epistemological issues in tourism studies. In addition to examining what constitutes tourism knowledge and how tourism knowledge is acquired, various theoretical and methodological paradigms will also be addressed.

Modern Mass Tourism

Author: Julio Aramberri

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1848552386

Category: Travel

Page: 408

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Broadly speaking, academic tourism research comes in two main shapes - why and how to. Both traditions seem unable to ever meet and their trajectory reminds of scissors agape. Tourism research, it is argued in this book, finds itself in a serious scissors crisis. Accordingly, the text reflects on how the crisis came about and looks at its effect on the real world. It explores how, within the limited realm of tourism behavior, the scissors crisis mirrors the post-romantic elan that since the 1960s has engulfed most social sciences in a blietzkrieg that was as harmful in its rejection of a modern market economy as it was shallow in theoretical views. From this point on, the book maintains a number of contrarian views that run against the grain of conventional academic wisdom. It highlights how the post-romantic worldview (mis)construes the global tourist system. In conclusion, the book favors a complete about turn in hypotheses and analytical tools to gap the yawning scissor crisis and to make tourism research more accountable to developments in the real world.

Tourism Social Media

Transformations in Identity, Community and Culture

Author: Ana Maria Munar,Szilvia Gyimothy,Liping Cai

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1781902623

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

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This volume addresses the transformative power of tourism social media and offers novel theoretical and methodological approaches to its academic investigation. Acknowledging the collective value creation mechanisms of new media, the authors explore how technology nurtures, augments and modifies social or commercial interactions in tourism.

The Study of Tourism

Foundations from Psychology

Author: Philip L. Pearce

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1849507422

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 234

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This volume continues the tradition established by Nash in The Study of Tourism Anthropological and Sociological Beginnings (2005) previously published in this series. A significant number of the founding scholars whose work has defined and provided a platform for psychology and marketing studies in tourism contribute their reflective accounts on their initial work. They also locate the initial work they conducted within the milieu in which it was created and link the early work to contemporary concerns both of their own undertaking and more broadly. This is the only publication to collate views on the development of tourism study by all these historically important tourism scholars and provides a unique insight into how the context in which tourism scholars' work influences the studies they undertake. From the renowned Tourism Social Science Series it systematically and cumulatively contributes to the formation, embodiment, and advancement of knowledge in the field of tourism. A valuable piece of tourism literature for all in the areas of advanced marketing and applied psychology, philosophy of education, social science analysis, tourism marketing research and management.

Tourism Education

Global Issues and Trends

Author: N.A

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1783509988

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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What knowledge and skills should tourism students be exposed to? How should tourism education programs at all levels be designed to create responsible leaders for the future of tourism? What is the employability and range of careers students can expect after graduation? This book examines and seeks to provide answers to these three questions.

Tourism in China

Destinations, Planning and Experiences

Author: Prof. Chris Ryan,Songshan (Sam) Huang

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 1845414039

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 344

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This book offers an in-depth understanding of tourism development and destination planning in China's transitional economy. It is a unique collaboration between editors and contributors to present issues in current Chinese tourism research to Western colleagues. The influences informing the book range from pragmatic concerns about destination planning in China, to senses of injustice about how that planning generates unequal distributions of revenue via concerns about needs for new conceptual approaches. The book also examines the changing nature of Chinese society and its political system, and commentary on the changing role of the Chinese State in tourism planning. It will be a valuable resource for postgraduate students and tourism researchers as well as for tourism industry professionals who want to understand China as a domestic, outbound and inbound tourism market.

Festivals, Tourism and Social Change

Remaking Worlds

Author: David Picard,Prof. Mike Robinson

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 9781845412678

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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This book explores the links between tourism and festivals and the various ways in which each mobilises the other to make social realities meaningful. Drawing upon a series of international cases, festivals are examined as ways of responding to various forms of crisis - social, political, economic - and as a way of re-making and re-animating spaces and social life. Importantly, this book locates festivals in the constantly changing, socio-economic and political contexts that they always operate in and respond to - contexts that are both historical and modern at the same time. Tourism is bound closely together with such contexts; feeding and challenging festivals with audiences that are increasingly transient and transnational. Tourism interrogates notions of ritual and tradition, shapes new spaces and creates, and renews, relationships between participants and observers. No longer can we dismiss tourists simply as value neutral and crass consumers of spectacle, nor tourism as some inevitable commercial force. Tourism is increasingly complicit in the festival processes of re-invention, and in forming new patterns of social existence.

Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Network Analysis and Tourism

From Theory to Practice

Author: Noel Scott,Rodolfo Baggio,Prof. Chris Cooper

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 1845413105

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 220

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This book aims to provide a comprehensive review of the contribution of network analysis to the understanding of tourism destinations and organizations. Theoretical and methodological aspects are discussed along with a series of applications. While this is a relatively new approach in the tourism literature, in other social and natural sciences network analysis has a long tradition and has provided important insights for the knowledge of the structure and the dynamics of many complex systems. The study of network structures, both from a quantitative and qualitative point of view, can deliver a number of useful outcomes also for the analysis of tourism destinations and organizations.

Tourism Promotion and Power

Creating Images, Creating Identities

Author: Nigel Morgan,Annette Pritchard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: 9780471983415

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 266

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Tourism is an enormously important industry, but the nature of the tourism product is elusive and the task of marketing and promoting tourism is difficult. Informed by modern marketing theory this book offers a unique approach by taking a comprehensive, synthesised and integrated sociological and cultural approach to tourism marketing. It focuses on controversial issues of tourism imagery, highlighting issues such as gender, sexuality and race as key determinants of tourism power dimensions. The authors take their experience in the tourism industry, combined with their academic knowledge, to produce a deep insight into the cultural role of tourism imagery. The key concepts and procedures are illustrated by case studies of good practice. Students of tourism will find this book a thought-provoking and conceptual evaluation of the subject. Practitioners will find value in the discussion of how the issues raised have been integrated throughout the case studies.

Theorie sozialer Konflikte

Author: Lewis A. Coser

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9783531165820

Category: Social Science

Page: 195

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Lewis A. Coser versucht in diesem Klassiker der modernen Sozialwissenschaften im Anschluß an Georg Simmels berühmter Untersuchung über den "Streit" den Begriff des sozialen Konfliktes zu klären und dessen empirische Anwendungsmöglichkeiten aufzuzeigen. Als eines der wichtigsten Bücher der neueren Konfliktforschung hat es in der zweiten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts die in diesem Zusammenhang geführten theoretischen Kontroversen maßgeblich bestimmt und eine Vielzahl von empirischen Untersuchungen angeregt.

Political Tourism and Its Texts

Author: Maureen Anne Moynagh

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802098452

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 315

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The concept of political tourism is new to cultural and postcolonial studies. Nonetheless, it is a concept with major implications for scholarship. Political Tourism and Its Texts looks at the writings of political tourists, travellers who seek solidarity with international political struggles. With reference to the travel writing of, among others, Nancy Cunard, W.H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood, Ernesto Che Guevara, and Salman Rushdie, Maureen Moynagh demonstrates the ways in which political tourism can be a means of exploring the formation of transnational affiliations and commitments. Moynagh's aims are threefold. First, she looks at how these tourists create a sense of belonging to political struggles not their own and express their personal and political solidarity, despite the complexity of such cross-cultural relationships. Second, Moynagh analyses how these authors position their readers in relation to political movements, inviting a sense of responsibility for the struggles for social justice. Finally, the author situates key twentieth-century imperial struggles in relation to contemporary postcolonial and cultural studies theories of 'new' cosmopolitanism. Drawing on sociological, postcolonial, poststructuralist, and feminist theories, Political Tourism and Its Texts is at once an insightful study of modern writers and the causes that inspired them, and a call to address, with political urgency, contemporary neo-imperialism and the politics of global inequality.

Explorer Travellers and Adventure Tourism

Author: Jennifer Laing,Warwick Frost

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 1845414586

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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This book examines the nexus between exploring and tourism and argues that exploration travel – based heavily on explorer narratives and the promises of personal challenges and change – is a major trend in future tourism. In particular, it analyses how romanticised myths of explorers form a foundation for how modern day tourists view travel and themselves. Its scope ranges from the 'Golden Age' of imperial explorers in the 19th and early 20th centuries, through the growth of adventure and extreme tourism, to possible future trends including space travel. The volume should appeal to researchers and students across a variety of disciplines, including tourism studies, sociology, geography and history.

Hospitality

A Social Lens

Author: Conrad Lashley,Paul Lynch,Alison J. Morrison

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080450938

Category: Social Science

Page: 203

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Hospitality: a social lens follows on from the unique contribution made by In Search of Hospitality: theoretical perspectives and debates. It progresses debate, challenges the boundaries of ways of knowing hospitality, and offers intellectual insights stimulated by the study of hospitality. The contributing authors provide tangible evidence of continuing advancement and development of knowledge pertaining to the phenomenon of hospitality. They draw on the richness of the social sciences, taking host and guest relations as a means of studying in-group and out-group relations with and between societies. The chapter contributors represent a multi-disciplinary, international grouping of leading academics with expertise in hospitality management and education, human resource management, linguistics, modern languages, gastronomy, history, human geography, art, architecture, anthropology, and sociology. Each lends their expertise to apply as a social lens through which to view, analyse, and explore hospitality within a range of contexts. Through this process novel ways of interpreting, knowing and sense-making emerge that are captured in the final chapter of the book, and have informed future research themes which are explored.

Das Bild der Stadt

Author: Kevin Lynch

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3035602166

Category: Architecture

Page: 215

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Wie orientieren wir uns in einer Stadt? Woher rühren unsere ganz fest umrissenen visuellen Vorstellungen? Um diese Fragen beantworten zu können, studierte Kevin Lynch die Erfahrungen von Menschen und zeigt damit, wie man das Bild der Stadt wieder lebendiger und einprägsamer machen könnte.

Sprache, politische Ökonomie und Legitimität

Vermarktung, Management und Inszenierung von Zweisprachigkeit in der Tourismusindustrie an der deutsch-französischen Sprachgrenze in der Schweiz

Author: Larissa Semiramis Schedel

Publisher: V&R unipress GmbH

ISBN: 373700885X

Category:

Page: 346

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Aktuelle Diskurse zelebrieren Zweisprachigkeit als Wirtschaftsgut und Schlüssel zum Erfolg auf dem Arbeitsmarkt. Anhand der ethnographischen Untersuchung der wirtschaftlichen Nutzung der lokalen Zweisprachigkeit in der Tourismusindustrie der Stadt Murten an der deutsch-französischen Sprachgrenze in der Schweiz geht die Autorin diesen Diskursen empirisch auf den Grund. Aus einer kritischen soziolinguistischen Perspektive beleuchtet sie die Sprachensituation in touristischen Marketingdiskursen sowie die Bedeutung von Zweisprachigkeit im touristischen Arbeitsmarkt und in Stadtführungen. Dieser Band zeigt die variable (De-)Konstruktion geopolitischer Sprachgrenzen sowie sozialer Kategorien von SprecherInnen. Die Arbeit eröffnet neue Perspektiven auf die Dynamik der Politökonomie von Sprache(n) und der Legitimität ihrer SprecherInnen im Kontext der Neuen Wirtschaft.