Tourism and Tourism Spaces
- Gareth Shaw - University of Exeter, UK
- Allan M Williams - University of Exeter, UK
Examining different levels of scale - from local to global - Tourism and Tourism Spaces is informed by the discussion of three key processes:
- production and consumption of tourist spaces
- consumption and commodification of tourist experiences
- construction and reconstruction of tourist spaces
Each chapter engages with different theoretical perspectives; is illustrated with comparative examples and case studies; uses tables, boxes and figures throughout; and concludes with a summary.
An integrated and systematic review of a range of theoretical positions - that integrates economic and cultural - Tourism and Tourism Spaces will be a key resource for students of geography, sociology, management studies, hospitality studies, and leisure studies.
The book is a well-structured and organised volume that provides a systematic review of a range of theoretical positions. It is written from a multidisciplinary perspective and will surely be beneficial for students and practitioners with a wide range of research interests (e.g. geography, tourism studies, sociology, management, hospitality studies, and leisure studies.
This book provides a nice and straight forward introduction to the relationship between tourism, tourists and tourism spaces. The different scales of tourism such as local and international also provide the reader with different theoretical perspectives. Not only applicable to tourism students but this book would be a key resource for geography and sociology students
This textbook provides an easy to follow theoretical perspective on the of impacts tourism and how it shapes landscapes. It is an insightful resource guide for students and academics.
Comprehensive overview of the current research and managerial issues related to the complex field of tourist experiences
An essential reference book to understand consumption and production of tourism, spaces and places. Clearly written and illustrated.