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Tourism and Geopolitics

Tourism and Geopolitics

Issues and Concepts from Central and Eastern Europe

Now Published!

Edited by D Hall, Seabank Associates, Ayrshire, UK

January 2017 / Hardback / 406 Pages / 9781780647616 £95.00 / €125.00 / $160.00
With 10% online discount: £85.50 / €112.50 / $144.00
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Main Description

With 29 contributors from across Europe and beyond, this work represents a unique and important resource that examines the many relationships between tourism and geopolitics, with a focus on experiences drawn from Central and Eastern Europe. It begins by assessing the changing nature of 'geopolitics', from pejorative associations with Nazism to the more recent critical and feminist geopolitics of social science's 'cultural turn'. The book then addresses the important historical role of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) in geopolitical thinking, before exemplifying a range of contemporary interactions between tourism and geopolitics within this critical region.

Edited by a renowned authority on tourism geopolitics, this book:
· Provides the most comprehensive overview of tourism and geopolitics available
· Applies a range of geopolitical concepts and approaches to empirical experiences of tourism and mobility in Central and Eastern Europe
· Embraces contributions from both established and new academic voices.

Pursuing innovative analytical paths, the book demonstrates the interrelated nature of tourism and geopolitics and emphasizes the freshness of this research area. Addressing key principles and ideas which are applicable globally, it is an essential source for researchers, teachers and students of tourism, geography, political science and European studies, as well as for diplomatic, business and consultant practitioners.

  • Part I: Introduction and Overviews
  • 1: Bringing geopolitics to tourism
  • 2: Tourism and geopolitics: the political imaginary of territory, tourism and space
  • 3: Tourism in the geopolitical construction of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)
  • Part II: Reconfiguring Conceptions and Reality
  • 4: The Adriatic as a (re-)emerging cultural space
  • 5: Crimea: geopolitics and tourism
  • 6: The geopolitical trial of tourism in modern Ukraine
  • 7: Under pressure: the impact of Russian tourism investment in Montenegro
  • Part III: Tourism and Transnationalism
  • 8: Large-scale tourism development in a Czech rural area: contestation over the meaning of modernity
  • 9: The expansion of international hotel groups into Central and Eastern Europe after 1989 – strategic couplings and local responses
  • 10: Conceptualising trans-national hotel chain penetration in Bulgaria
  • 11: New consumption spaces and cross-border mobilities
  • Part IV: Borderlands
  • 12: From divided to shared spaces: transborder tourism in the Polish-Czech borderlands
  • 13: Finnish-Russian border mobility and tourism: localism overruled by geopolitics
  • 14: Kaliningrad as a tourism enclave/exclave?
  • 15: An evaluation of tourism development in Kaliningrad
  • Part V: Identity and Image
  • 16: Mutli-ethnic food in the mono-ethnic city: tourism, gastronomy and identity in central Warsaw
  • 17: Rural tourism as a meeting ground in Bosnia and Herzegovina?
  • 18: Interrogating tourism’s relevance: mediating between polarities in Kosovo
  • 19: European Night of Museums and the geopolitics of events in Romania
  • 20: The power of the Web: blogging destination image in Bucharest and Sofia
  • Part VI: Mobilities
  • 21: The role of pioneering tour companies
  • 22: The geopolitics of low-cost carriers in Central and Eastern Europe
  • 23: Tourism and a geopolitics of connectivity: the Albanian nexus
  • 24: Heroes or ‘Others’? A geopolitics of international footballer mobility
  • 25: Tourism, mobilities and the geopolitics of erasure
  • Part VII: Conclusions
  • 26: In conclusion

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