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Tourism and Tourism Spaces - Professor Gareth Shaw

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This is a critical introduction to the relations between tourism, tourists, and tourism spaces. It fuses economic and cultural perspectives to explain how tourism is dependent on place and space, while at the same time as defining those places and spaces.

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.

Introduction
Production, Regulation And Competition
Production and Regulation
Tourism Firms and the Organization of Production
Inter-company Cooperation and Competition
Consumption, Experience And Commodification
Mapping Tourism Consumption
From Fordism to McDonaldization
Engineering the Tourist Experience
Tourism and the Commodification of Local Communities
Impacts and Relationships
Constructing And Reconstructing Tourism Places And Spaces
Tourism Places, Spaces and Change
Established Tourism Spaces in Transition
Changes in Coastal Resorts
Landscapes of Pleasure
The Construction of New Tourism Spaces and Places
Conclusions
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ISBN: 9780761969921
ISBN-10: 0761969926
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 1st March 2004
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 17.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.58