Tourism Research Paradigms

Critical and Emergent Knowledges

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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.

Tourism Studies and the Social Sciences

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Author: Andrew Holden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134444400

Category: Science

Page: 240

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Based upon a social science approach to understanding the significance of tourism in contemporary society, Andrew Holden’s fascinating book highlights tourism as a multidisciplinary area of study with rich and varied theoretical underpinnings. Here, Holden introduces social science disciplines and applies relevant theories to the understanding of tourism. He investigates how the economic and political structures of society influence the manifestation of tourism at a global level, and subsequently considers a variety of topical issues including citizenship and social exclusion, tourism as a form of trade, consumerism, the consequences of tourism, and feminism and ethics. Each chapter includes: a brief introductory summary of the discipline a critique of its main theories and concepts which have relevance to tourism a discussion of how the theories and concepts have been applied to tourism using cases and examples international case studies and examples. Punctuated with study and teaching aids, chapter summaries and ‘think points’ to encourage reflection, this excellent, broad-ranging textbook provides a wider understanding of tourism’s role in society.

The SAGE Handbook of Tourism Studies

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Author: Tazim Jamal,Mike Robinson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446206629

Category: Travel

Page: 736

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"The strongest overview I have encountered of the scope and the current state of research across all the fields involved in advancing our understanding of tourism. For its range of topics, depth of analyses, and distinction of its contributors, nothing is comparable." - Professor Dean MacCannell, University of California, Davis "The breadth of vision and sweep of accounts is remarkable, and range of topics laudable... a rare combination of the authoritative, the challenging and stimulating." - Professor Mike Crang, Durham University Tourism studies developed as a sub-branch of older disciplines in the social sciences, such as anthropology, sociology and economics, and newer applied fields of study in hospitality management, civil rights and transport studies. This Handbook is a sign of the maturity of the field. It provides an essential resource for teachers and students to determine the roots, key issues and agenda of tourism studies, exploring: The evolution and position of tourism studies The relationship of tourism to culture The ecology and economics of tourism Special events and destination management Methodologies of study Tourism and transport Tourism and heritage Tourism and postcolonialism Global tourist business operations Ranging from local to global issues, and from questions of management to the ethical dilemmas of tourism, this is a comprehensive, critically informed, constructively organized overview of the field. It draws together an inter-disciplinary group of contributors who are among the most celebrated names in the field and will be quickly recognized as a landmark in the new and expanding field of tourism studies.

Tourism Social Media

Transformations in Identity, Community and Culture

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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.

Advances in Hospitality and Leisure

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Author: Joseph S. Chen

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1784411736

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

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The main focus of the series is to divulge the innovative methods of inquiry so as to inspire new research topics that are vital and have been in large neglected.

Tourism Research Frontiers

Beyond the Boundaries of Knowledge

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Author: Donna Chambers,Tijana Rakic

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1783509945

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

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This volume has as its central theme the presentation of original papers which seek to critique, deconstruct and go beyond existing research and knowledge frontiers in tourism. The text also includes debates on the value of tourism research at the institutional level and discussions of tourism research agendas which still remain under or unexplored

Tourism Research Paradigms

Critical and Emergent Knowledges

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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.

Tourism Development Revisited

Concepts, Issues and Paradigms

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Author: Sutheeshna S Babu,Sitikanta Mishra,Bivraj Bhushan Parida

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 8132100050

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 372

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The global tourism industry is a growing, dynamic mega industry, despite the temporary setbacks it has faced from time to time due to political and natural elements. This book approaches tourism development through a critical prism. The collection of articles by leading experts in international tourism relooks at the complex phenomenon of tourism development within a multi-disciplinary framework. Replete with interesting case studies and tourism statistics, it re-examines and re-interprets prevailing dominant paradigms in the subject, leading to new insights and perspectives. Tourism Development Revisited: Concepts, Issues and Paradigms, in addition to discussing the concepts, scope and nature of the tourism business, also includes a diverse commentary on: - The development of tourism in the 21st century; - Emerging models in international tourism; - Challenges faced in emerging markets of East Europe, India and China; - Impact of the Internet and online markets on the travel industry; - Changing human resource practices and contributions by the informal sector; - The importance of tourism as a source of economic development; - The dynamics of the global tourist and corporate traveler; - Ecotourism, exotic destinations and experiential tourism; and - Fundamental issues in leisure, recreation and tourism. The contributors of all the 22 chapters have explored their respective topics beyond the expected realms. They deal with the conceptual and paradigmatic evolution of tourism as a socio-economic phenomenon and an industry, contradictions in its development process, tourism in the developing world including the fast growing Chinese and Indian economies, new tourism products, and their development and management. The book will hold tremendous appeal for students, researchers, academicians, policy makers and professionals in this field.

Contemporary Tourism

An International Approach

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Author: Chris Cooper,Colin Michael Hall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0750663502

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 377

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Presents a different approach to the study of tourism, considering issues such as the changing world order, destination marketing, tourism ethics and pro-poor tourism. This book highlights the ongoing threats from terrorism and health scares faced by the tourism industry, and discusses the related security and risk management strategies.

Realism and Social Science

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Author: Andrew Sayer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761961246

Category: Social Science

Page: 211

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Realism and Social Science offers an authoritative guide to critical realism and an assessment of its virtues in comparison with other leading traditions in social science. It is illustrated throughout with relevant and accessible examples.

Collaborative Economy and Tourism

Perspectives, Politics, Policies and Prospects

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Author: Dianne Dredge,Szilvia Gyimóthy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319517996

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 323

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This book employs an interdisciplinary, cross-sectoral lens to explore the collaborative dynamics that are currently disrupting, re-creating and transforming the production and consumption of tourism. House swapping, ridesharing, voluntourism, couchsurfing, dinner hosting, social enterprise and similar phenomena are among these collective innovations in tourism that are shaking the very bedrock of an industrial system that has been traditionally sustained along commercial value chains. To date there has been very little investigation of these trends, which have been inspired by, amongst other things, de-industrialization processes and post-capitalist forms of production and consumption, postmaterialism, the rise of the third sector and collaborative governance. Addressing that gap, this book explores the character, depth and breadth of these disruptions, the creative opportunities for tourism that are emerging from them, and how governments are responding to these new challenges. In doing so, the book provides both theoretical and practical insights into the future of tourism in a world that is, paradoxically, becoming both increasingly collaborative and individualized.

The Tourist Gaze 3.0

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Author: John Urry,Jonas Larsen

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446259927

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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"The original Tourist Gaze was a classic, marking out a new land to study and appreciate. This new edition extends into fresh areas with the same passion and insight of the object. Even more essential reading!" - Nigel Thrift, Vice-Chancellor, Warwick University This new edition of a seminal text restructures, reworks and remakes the groundbreaking previous versions making this book even more relevant for tourism students, researchers and designers. 'The tourist gaze' remains an agenda setting theory. Packed full of fascinating insights this major new edition intelligently broadens its theoretical and geographical scope to provide an account which responds to various critiques. All chapters have been significantly revised to include up-to-date empirical data, many new case studies and fresh concepts. Three new chapters have been added which explore: photography and digitization embodied performances risks and alternative futures This book is essential reading for all involved in contemporary tourism, leisure, cultural policy, design, economic regeneration, heritage and the arts.

Converging Perspectives on Conceptual Change

Mapping an Emerging Paradigm in the Learning Sciences

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Author: Tamer G. Amin,Olivia Levrini

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315467119

Category: Education

Page: 374

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Conceptual change, how conceptual understanding is transformed, has been investigated extensively since the 1970s. The field has now grown into a multifaceted, interdisciplinary effort with strands of research in cognitive and developmental psychology, education, educational psychology, and the learning sciences. Converging Perspectives on Conceptual Change brings together an extensive team of expert contributors from around the world, and offers a unique examination of how distinct lines of inquiry can complement each other and have converged over time. Amin and Levrini adopt a new approach to assembling the diverse research on conceptual change: the combination of short position pieces with extended synthesis chapters within each section, as well as an overall synthesis chapter at the end of the volume, provide a coherent and comprehensive perspective on conceptual change research. Arranged over five parts, the book covers a number of topics including: the nature of concepts and conceptual change representation, language, and discourse in conceptual change modeling, explanation, and argumentation in conceptual change metacognition and epistemology in conceptual change identity and conceptual change. Throughout this wide-ranging volume, the editors present researchers and practitioners with a more internally consistent picture of conceptual change by exploring convergence and complementarity across perspectives. By mapping features of an emerging paradigm, they challenge newcomers and established scholars alike to embrace a more programmatic orientation towards conceptual change.

Authenticity & Tourism

Materialities, Perceptions, Experiences

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Author: Jillian M. Rickly,Elizabeth S. Vidon

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 178754818X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

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This book brings together contributions from authors who are actively engaged in authenticity research in a tourism context. In so doing, it demonstrates the various trajectories research has taken towards understanding the significance of authenticity.

Social Conflict and Harmony

Tourism in China's Multi-ethnic Communities

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Author: Jingjing Yang,Lingyun Zhang,Chris Ryan

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1784413550

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

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The book primarily employs Coser's (1956) social conflict theory for a discussion of tourism development in Chinese communities.

Social Science and Policy Challenges

Democracy, Values and Capacities

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Author: Georgios Papanagnou

Publisher: UNESCO

ISBN: 9231042262

Category: Political Science

Page: 299

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Producing scientific knowledge that can inform solutions and guide policy-making is one of the most important functions of social science. Nonetheless, if social science is to become more relevant and influential so as to impact on the drawing and execution of policy, certain measures need to be taken to narrow its distance from the policy sphere. This decision is less obvious than it seems. Both research and experience have proved that policy-making is a complex, often sub-rational, interactive process that involves a wide range of actors such as decision makers, bureaucrats, researchers, organized interests, citizen and civil society representatives and research brokers. In addition, social science often needs to defend both its relevance to policy and its own scientific status. Moving away from instrumental visions of the link between social research and policy, this collective volume aims to highlight the more constructed nature of the use of social knowledge.

A Companion to Tourism

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Author: Alan A. Lew,C. Michael Hall,Allan M. Williams

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470752262

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 640

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This groundbreaking Companion offers readers an opportunity to reassess key themes in contemporary tourism studies in the light of recent theoretical developments in tourism studies and the social sciences, as well as dramatic changes in the operating environment for tourism. A critical overview of current research in tourism studies. Offers readers an opportunity to reassess key themes in tourism studies in the light of recent developments, such as terrorist attacks, SARS and the financial failure of airlines. Comprises 48 specially commissioned essays, written by more than 50 acknowledged experts from around the world. Covers cutting-edge perspectives and topics, including tourism’s role in globalization, sustainable tourism, and the state’s role in tourism development. Sets an agenda for future tourism research. Includes a wealth of bibliographic references.

Research Themes for Tourism

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Author: Peter Robinson,Sine Heitmann,Peter U. C. Dieke

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1845936981

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 316

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Tourism studies at Masters level are often divided into subsets of tourism such as environmental tourism, rural tourism and sports tourism. This book provides an overview of types of tourism, and common themes studied in courses to allow undergraduate students to become familiar with a wide range of tourism topics at a foundation level, allowing them to make an informed decision about their future studies and career. It will also be a useful text for providing a broad brush introduction to the major topics that are covered in undergraduate courses. Popular subjects like urban tourism, festival.

Sustainable Tourism on a Finite Planet

Environmental, Business and Policy Solutions

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Author: Megan Epler Wood

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1315439794

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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This book helps all those involved in international tourism develop the new skills, tools and investments required to protect irreplaceable global resources from the impacts of escalating tourism demand over the next 50 years. It documents how technology and the growing global middle class are driving a travel revolution which requires a new paradigm in managing tourism destinations. Travel and tourism supply chains and business models for hotels, tour operators, cruise lines, airlines and airports are analysed and environmental management techniques are proposed for each sector. A pragmatic set of solutions are offered to support the transition to lower impact tourism development worldwide. It recommends that decision makers assess the current and future value of natural, social, and cultural capital to guide investment in destinations and protect vital resources. Case studies illustrate why budgets to protect local destinations are consistently underestimated and offer guidance on new metrics. Innovative approaches are proposed to support the transition to green infrastructure, protect incomparable landscapes, and engage local people in the monitoring of vital indicators to protect local resources. It provides students, professionals, and policy makers with far-reaching recommendations for new educational programs, professional expertise, financing, and legal frameworks to lower tourism’s rapidly escalating carbon impacts and protect the health and well-being of local populations, ecosystems, cultures, and monuments worldwide.??

PreparedU

How Innovative Colleges Drive Student Success

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Author: Gloria Cordes Larson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119402484

Category: Education

Page: 288

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How can we as parents, educators, and members of the business community prepare students to be successful leaders in today's global environment? It's a critically important question. Gloria Cordes Larson, president of Bentley University, explains why today's practices in higher education are inadequate preparation for our rapidly evolving innovation economy. Instead, she passionately advocates for a hybrid-learning model that integrates business education with traditional liberal arts courses. Today's businesses demand a new kind of hybrid graduate, possessed of both hard and soft skills, with the courage to take risks, the creativity to innovate, and the savvy to excel in a turbulent competitive climate. This book is a valuable resource for participants in every learning community: our homes, schools, and businesses. It will change the way you think about what excellence in education means in today's business environment as you develop strategies that will move our children, students, and future employees forward in a rapidly changing and very challenging world. Prepared with that training and knowledge, they will find greater fulfillment and make their own mark on the future.