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Sport and Tourism

By James Higham, Tom Hinch

Routledge – 2009 – 314 pages

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    978-0-7506-8610-5
    March 19th 2009

Description

Sport and Tourism: Globalization, Mobility and Identitymarks a new era in sport tourism texts. Written by global experts whose previous collaborations have been integral to the development of the field, the book applies key social science concepts and issues relevant to the academic study of sport and tourism.

This is a ground-breaking text, which:

  • Critically explores the wider manifestations of sport-related tourism and mobility

    Addresses key themes such as globalization, mobility and identity

  • Explores the unique interrelationship that exists in a sport tourism context between activity, people and place
  • Includes case studies written by a range of leading scholars from around the world

Set to be the an essential text for any student or academic in the field, this bookcements and advances previous studies by building upon existing literature, while extending the field by exploring avenues of study that are yet to be comprehensively addressed. The latest collaboration by internationally renowned authors applies new theoretical perspectives for the advancement of sport tourism.

Reviews

"Sport and Tourism claims to be a groundbreaking book on sport tourism, and upon closer scrutiny, it certainly delivers on this bold statement of intent. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this book as a key text for any course of study that explores sport tourism."

Richard Shipway, European Sport Management Quarterly

Contents

Introduction 1. Sport and tourism 2. Globalization, mobility and identity 3. Globalization, mobility and identity 4. Sport and tourism in a global world 5. Sport and contemporary mobility 6. Culture and identity. Activity 7. Globalization and the mobility of elite competitors 8. Spectatorship and spectator experiences 9. Recreational sport and serious leisure. People 10. Authentic experiences; Temporary sport migrants 11. Transnationalism, migration and diaspora. Place 12. Modern landscapes and retro parks 12. Place attachment; Sport and place competition. Conclusion - Globalization, mobility and identity: Building theoretically informed insights into the study of sport and tourism.

Author Bio

James Higham Professor, Department of Tourism, University of Otago, New Zealand

Tom Hinch Professor, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, Canada

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