This is the first volume to explicitly consider how leisure and tourism acts as a major focus by which power may be understood in a geographical context.
Key thinking and major approaches to unravelling the complexities of power are outlined in this collection and their relevance to current and future tourism studies is discussed. Tourism, Power and Space blends theoretical perspectives from leading power theorists such as: Parsons, Foucault and Clegg.
Exploring the intricacies of the relationships between power, tourism and leisure, this stimulating volume combines theoretical and empirical writings to illustrate the extent to which power, in its various forms and guises and at various scales of operation, impacts on the unfolding structures, practices and organization of tourism and leisure on both the demand and supply sides.
Divided into three sections: Power, Performance And Practice, Power, Property And Resources and Power, Governance And Empowerment; this text will be a useful resource for students and academics alike.
|Tourism, Politics and the Forgotten Entanglements of Power|
|Power, Performance and Practice|
|The Power of the Tourist Encounter|
|Adventure Tourism: Will to Power?|
|Disability Legislation and the Empowerment of Disabled Tourists in the United Kingdom|
|Tourism, Nation and Power: A Foucauldian Perspective of 'Australia's' Ghan Train|
|Power, Property and Resources|
|The Politics of Bed Units: Growth Control in the Resort of Whistler, British Columbia|
|Pedestrian Shopping Streets and Urban Tourism in the Restructuring of the Chinese City|
|Power, Resource Mobilisation and Leisure Conflict on Inland Rivers in England|
|Power, Governance and Empowerment|
|Empowerment and Stakeholder Participation in Tourism Destination Communities|
|Prosecuting Power: Tourism, Inter-Cultural Communications and the Tactics of Empowerment|
|Tourism, Governance and the (Mis-)Location of Power|
|Tourism and the Many Faces of Power|
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Series: Routledge Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 295
Published: 1st December 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.05 x 2.26
Weight (kg): 0.6
Edition Number: 1