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Mass Tourism in a Small World
Edited by: David Harrison, Middlesex University, UK, Richard Sharpley, University of Central Lancashire, UK
May 2017 | Hardback | 262 Pages | 9781780648545
May 2017 | ePDF 9781780648552 | ePub 9781780648569
£87.50 | €113.00 | $144.00
£87.50 | €113.00 | $144.00
DescriptionThis book reviews all aspects of the phenomenon of mass tourism. It covers theoretical perspectives (including political economy, ethics, sustainability and environmentalism), the historical context, and the current challenges to domestic, intra-regional and international mass tourism.
As tourism and tourist numbers continue to grow around the world, it becomes increasingly important that this subject is studied in depth and best practice applied in real-life situations. This book:
- Is the first to address a range of theoretical issues relating to mass tourism;
- Uses a wide selection of case studies to translate theory into practice, covering the historical rise and fall of UK seaside resorts, the increase in Chinese tourism, conflict between different mass tourism groups, destination transformation from mass to niche tourism, and specific problems facing cruise ships;
- Is written by a range of international, established authors to give a global perspective on the subject.
Finishing with a speculative chapter identifying potential future trends and challenges, this book forms an essential resource for all researchers and students within tourism studies.
Table of contents
- Section 1: Introduction
- 1: Introduction: Mass Tourism in a Small World
- Section 2: Theoretical Approaches to Mass Tourism
- 2: Mass Tourism Does Not Need Defending
- 3: The Morality of Mass Tourism
- 4: The Political Economy of Mass Tourism and its Contradictions
- 5: A Theoretical Approach to Mass Tourism in Italy
- 6: Sustainability and Mass Tourism: A Contradiction in Terms?
- 7: Mass Tourism and the Environment: Issues and Dilemmas
- Section 3: Historical Studies of Tourism Development
- 8: The Dynamics of Tourism Development in Britain: The Profit Motive and that ‘Curious’ Alliance of Private Capital and the Local State
- 9: From Holiday Camps to the All-inclusive: the ‘Butlinization’ of Tourism
- 10: Decline Beside the Seaside: British Seaside Resorts and Declinism
- 11: Mass Tourism and the US National Park Service System
- 12: Transport and Tourism: The Perpetual Link
- Section 4: Case Studies in Modern Mass Tourism
- 13: Mass Tourism and China
- 14: Mass Tourism in Thailand: The Chinese and Russians
- 15: Mass Tourism in Bulgaria: The Force Awakens
- 16: Mass Tourism in Mallorca: Examples from Calivià
- 17: Tunisia: Mass Tourism in Crisis?
- 18: From Blue to Grey? Malta’s Quest from Mass Beach to Niche Heritage Tourism
- 19: Cruise Ship Tourism in the Caribbean: The Mess of Mass Tourism
- Section 5: The Future
- 20: Conclusion: Mass Tourism in the Future
ReadershipSuitable for researchers and students within tourism related studies
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David Harrison has been Professor of Tourism at Middlesex University since 2014. Before then, he was Professor of Tourism at the University of the South Pacific (1996-1998 and 2008 to 2014) and similarly at London Metropolitan University (1998-2008). Since 1987, his research has concentrated on tourism in deveioping societies. He is is author of The Sociology of Modernisation and Development, (Routledge, 1988), and editor of numerous texts on tourism, including: Tourism and the Less Developed Countries, (Belhaven,1992). Pacific Island Tourism (Cognizant 2003), The Politics of World Heritage ( with Michael Hitchcock, Channel View, 2005), Tourism and the Less Developed World, (cab International (l2001). More recently, he has edited Tourism in Pacific Islands (with Stephen Pratt, Routledge, 2015) and, with Richard Sharpley, Mass Tourism in a Small World (CAB International, 2017)
Richard Sharpley is Professor of Tourism and Development at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK. He has previously held positions at a number of other institutions, including the University of Northumbria (Reader in Tourism) and the University of Lincoln, where he was professor of Tourism and Head of Department, Tourism and Recreation Management. He is co-editor of the journal Tourism Planning & Development, a resource editor for Annals of Tourism Research and a member of the editorial boards of a number of other tourism journals. His principal research interests are within the fields of tourism and development, island tourism, rural tourism and the sociology of tourism and his books include Tourism and Development: Concepts and Issues (2002, with David Telfer) Tourism and Development in the Developing World (2008, with David Telfer), Tourism, Tourists and Society, 4th Edition (2008); The Darker Side of Travel; The Theory and Practice of Dark Tourism (2009, with Philip Stone); Tourism, Development and Environment: Beyond Sustainability (2009); and Tourist Experience: Contemporary Perspectives (2011, with Philip Stone). A further collection on tourist experiences, The Contemporary Tourist Experience: Concepts & Consequences, was published in 2012, and a second edition of Tourism and Development: Concepts and Issues, was published in 2015.
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