Contemporary geographies of leisure, tourism and mobilities
FORThCOMINg Children’s and Families’ Holiday Experience
Neil Carr, University of Otago, New Zealand
This book traces the modern history of the demand for and provision of holidays for children and families. As part of this it examines the nature of the holiday desires of parents and children and the roles society and the tourism industry play in influencing these. It provides an analysis of the changing nature of the holiday desires and experiences of children as they evolve through different life stages and the influence this has on the shape of family holidays. Given increasing concerns about child safety and education, this book examines both issues within the tourism experience. Finally, the book analyzes how the tourism industry caters to the needs of children and families and offers insights into how this could be improved in the future.
This thorough investigation will be of interest to students, researchers and academics in the areas of Tourism, Geography and Cultural studies as well as Tourism Industry.
Selected Contents: 1. Introduction: Defining Children and the Family 2. The Family at the Centre of Tourism 3. Children and Parents Holiday Desires and Experiences 4. Children’s Safety in the Holiday Environment 5. Children Learning Through Tourism Experiences: Convenient Excuse or Legitimate Learning Tool 6. Catering to Children and Their Parents/Guardians 7. No Adults! The Child-Only Tourism Experience 8. No Children! The Adult-Only Tourism Experience 9. Conclusion: Looking Beyond the Myths of Childhood and the Happy Family
September 2010: 234 x 156: 260pp • Hb: 978-0-415-54543-3: £85.00 For more information, visit: www.routledge.com/9780415545433
FORThCOMINg Fieldwork in Tourism
Methods, Issues and Reflections Edited by Michael Hall, Cantebury University, UK
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 ourism 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 ourism is an essential guide for Tourism higher level students, academics and researchers embarking on research in this field.
Selected Contents: Part One: Introducing the Contexts of Fieldwork Part Two: Research Relationships: Power, Politics and Patron-client Affinities Part Three: Positionality: Researcher Position in the Field, Practicalities, Perils, and Pitfalls Part Four: Methods and Processes Part Five: Future Directions and New Environments
August 2010: 234 x 156: 368pp • Hb: 978-0-415-58919-2: £90.00 • eBook: 978-0-203-84551-6 For more information, visit: www.routledge.com/9780415557276
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