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Mass Tourism in a Small World David Harrison

Mass Tourism in a Small World By David Harrison

Mass Tourism in a Small World by David Harrison

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Reviews all aspects of the phenomenon of mass tourism, from theoretical perspectives to the historical context, as well as covering the current challenges to domestic, intra-regional and international mass tourism.

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Mass Tourism in a Small World by David Harrison

This 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.

About David Harrison

David Harrison (Edited By) is a sociologist/anthropologist of development and has spent two decades teaching sociology at Sussex University in the UK and later taught for nine years at the University of the South Pacific and for ten years at London Metropolitan University, before going to Middlesex University in 2014. His basic approach to development issues emerged in his single-authored text The Sociology of Modernization and Development (1988), and he went on to edit numerous books on tourism, including Tourism and the Less Developed Countries (1992), Tourism and the Less Developed World (2001) and Pacific Island Tourism (2003), and co-editor of many others, including The Politics of World Heritage (with Michael Hitchcock (2005), and Tourism in Pacific Islands (with Stephen Pratt) (2015). He has also written numerous papers in refereed journals and chapters in books on tourism and development. A Fellow of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism, David imbued the sociological perspective when an undergraduate and since then has been fascinated by social behaviour in different societies. Since the late 1980s, his key research interests have been the global role of tourism as a development tool, with particular reference to tourism's economic, social and cultural impacts. He has carried out research in the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, Southern Africa, South-east Asia and the South Pacific. Richard Sharpley (Edited By) 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.

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 Calivia 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

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