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Contemporary geographies of leisure, tourism and mobilities

NEW The Study of Tourism

Past Trends and Future Directions Richard Sharpley, University of Central Lancashire, UK

This volume aims to critically explore this paradoxical situation and consider the future direction of the study of tourism. It uniquely charts the development of tourism as an area of study analyzing approaches taken from an international context, critiques contemporary epistemologies of tourism framed around the social science vs management dichotomy and offers alternative approaches to the study of tourism. By doing so it engages directly with a range of important academic debates

  • what tourism ‘is’ in an academic context, the purpose of studying tourism and how it should be

studied in the future.

This important and stimulating volume will have global appeal to higher level students, academics and researchers within Tourism and related discipline.

Selected Contents: Introduction 1. So Why Study Tourism? 2. The Study of Tourism: Where Are We Now? 3. From Tourism Management to Tourism Studies 4. The Contemporary Study of Tourism: A Critique 5. The Study of Tourism: Future Directions

June 2010: 234 x 156: 192pp • Hb: 978-0-415-48217-2: £75.00 • eBook: 978-0-203-88504-8 For more information, visit: www.routledge.com/9780415482172

NEW Tourism and Change in Polar Regions

Climate, Environments and Experiences Michael Hall, University of Canterbury, New Zealand and Jarkko Saarinen, University of Oulu, Finland

This timely volume provides a contemporary account of tourism and its impacts in polar regions. It explores the development and prospects of polar tourism, as well as tourism’s impacts and associated change at high latitudes from environmental, economic, social and political perspectives. It draws on cutting edge research from both the Arctic and Antarctic to provide a comparative review and illustrate the real life issues arising from tourism’s role in these regions. Integrating theory and practice, the book fully evaluates varying perspectives on polar tourism and proposes actions that could be taken by local and global management to achieve a sustainable future for polar regions and development of tourism. Related Journals: Polar Geogrpahy This complete and current account of polar tourism issues is written by an international team of leading researchers in this area and will have global appeal to higher level students, researchers, academics in Tourism, Environmental Studies, Arctic/Polar Studies and conservation enthusiasts alike. Polar Geography is a quarterly publication that offers a venue for scholarly research on the physical and human aspects of the Polar Regions. The journal seeks to address the component interplay of the natural systems, the complex historical, political, economic, cultural, diplomatic, and security issues, and the interchange amongst them. www.tandf.co.uk/journals/tpog Selected Contents: Part 1: The Context Part 2: Tourism and Change in the Northern Polar Regions Part 3: Tourism and Change in the Southern Polar Regions Part 4: Conclusions and Future Issues The Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism

June 2010: 234 x 156: 320pp Hb: 978-0-415-48999-7: £80.00 eBook: 978-0-203-85180-7

For more information, visit: www.routledge.com/9780415489997

The Journal of eaching in ravel and ourism is the professional journal of the International Society of Travel & Tourism Educators (ISTTE). This journal serves as an international interdisciplinary forum and reference source for travel and tourism education. www.tandf.co.uk/journals/wttt

CONTACT US – for more information, email tourism@routledge.com

eBooks: www.ebookstore.tandf.co.uk

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