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Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility

The aim of this series is to explore and communicate the intersections and relationships between leisure, tourism and human mobility within the social sciences.

It will incorporate both traditional and new perspectives on leisure and tourism from contemporary geography whilst also providing for perspectives from cognate areas within the development of an integrated field of leisure and tourism studies.

Also, increasingly, tourism and leisure are regarded as steps in a continuum of human mobility. Inclusion of mobility in the series offers the prospect to examine the relationship between tourism and migration, the sojourner, educational travel, and second home and retirement travel phenomena.

New and Published Books

1-10 of 66 results in Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility
  1. The Practice of Sustainable Tourism

    Resolving the Paradox

    Edited by Michael Hughes, David Weaver, Christof Pforr

    Series: Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility

    Sustainable tourism is a widely used term that has accumulated considerable attention from researchers and policy makers over the past two decades. However, there is still an apparently wide gap between theory and practice in the area. Recent scholarly research has tended to focus on niche areas of...

    Published June 17th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Volunteer Tourism

    The lifestyle politics of international development

    By Jim Butcher, Peter Smith

    Series: Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility

    Just a generation ago the notion that holidays should be invested with ethical and political significance would have sounded odd. Today it is part of the lifestyle political landscape. Volunteer tourism is indicative of the growth of lifestyle strategies intended to exhibit care and responsibility...

    Published June 15th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Mountaineering Tourism

    Edited by Ghazali Musa, James Higham, Anna Thompson- Carr

    Series: Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility

    In May 1993 the British Mountaineering Council met to discuss the future of high altitude tourism. Of concern to attendees were reports of queues on Everest and reference was made to mountaineer Peter Boardman calling Everest an ‘amphitheater of the ego’. Issues raised included environmental and...

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Imagining the American West through Film and Tourism

    By Warwick Frost, Jennifer Laing

    Series: Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility

    The West is one of the strongest and most enduring place images in the world and its myth is firmly rooted in popular culture – whether novels, film, television, music, clothing and even video games. The West combines myth and history, rugged natural scenery and wide open spaces, popular culture...

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Scientific Tourism

    Researchers as Travellers

    Edited by Susan Slocum, Carol Kline, Andrew Holden

    Series: Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility

    As researchers in emerging economies, scientists are often the first foreign visitors to stay in remote rural areas and, on occasion, form joint venture ecotourism and community tourism projects or poverty alleviation schemes between local agencies or NGOs, the local community, and their home...

    Published May 27th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Affective Tourism

    Dark routes in conflict

    By Dorina Maria Buda

    Series: Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility

    This book brings together, explores and expands socio-spatial affect, emotion and psychoanalytic drives in tourism for the first time. Affect is to be found in visceral intensities and resonances that circulate around and shape encounters between and amongst tourists, local tourism representatives...

    Published May 20th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Tourism in Pacific Islands

    Current Issues and Future Challenges

    Edited by Stephen Pratt, David Harrison

    Series: Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility

    Pacific Island Countries have been shown to be especially vulnerable to such external influences as natural disasters, political unrest and downturns in the global economy and their tourism industries have been notably affected. In particular, they typically have a narrow resource base and a...

    Published March 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  8. Social Memory and Heritage Tourism Methodologies

    Edited by Stephen P. Hanna, Amy E. Potter, E. Arnold Modlin, Perry Carter, David L. Butler

    Series: Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility

    The examination of social memory and heritage tourism has grown considerably over the past few decades as scholars have critically re-examined the relationships between past memories and present actions at international, national, and local scales. Methodological innovation and reflection have...

    Published February 11th 2015 by Routledge

  9. A Hospitable World?

    Organising Work and Workers in Hotels and Tourist Resorts

    Edited by David Jordhus-Lier, Anders Underthun

    Series: Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility

    The hospitality and tourism sector is a large and rapidly expanding industry worldwide, and can rightfully be described as a vehicle of globalisation. Hotels are among the cornerstones of the industry often drawing workers from the most vulnerable segments of multicultural labour markets,...

    Published November 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Trust, Tourism Development and Planning

    Edited by Robin Nunkoo, Stephen L.J. Smith

    Series: Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility

    The dynamics of trust and distrust are central to understanding modern society, social relations, and development processes. However, numerous studies suggest that societal trust and citizen’s trust in government and its institutions are on the decline, challenging the legitimacy of government and...

    Published September 2nd 2014 by Routledge