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Tourist Cities
by Knox, Dan
Edition: 1st
Publish: Feb 2019
ISBN-13: 9780415582339
ISBN-10:0415582334
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$57.98

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This book considers the relationship between tourism and the city from a range of sociological, economic and environmental approaches to fully expl
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This book considers the relationship between tourism and the city from a range of sociological, economic and environmental approaches to fully explore the nature of tourism in cities around the world, bridging both managment and social sicence perspectives. In doing so the book offers students a thorough theoretically informed critical understanding of the totality of the city system in relation to the production and consumption of tourism products and experiences.

The book explores key issues of city management, regulation and planning alongside the production of urban tourism, models of tourist consumption, the role of cultural and heritage tourisms in regeneration, city marketing and representation, and ways in which the city and tourist practices are motivated and performed. It examines newer theoretical approaches linking cultural tourism to the wider urban agenda by critically reviewing how post-structuralist and performative thought, as well as the challenge of environmental and sustainability agendas, have led to re-imaginings of the tourist city.

The book illustrates core principles and issues with a range of international case studies to show theory in practice as well as including illustrations, discussion questions suggestions for further reading and information on useful internet resources to aid understanding and spur critical thought.

This holistic vision for managing, understanding and researching the tourist city is essential reading for students and practitioners who are interested in urban tourism, urban planning & urban geography.

Tourist Cities
by Knox, Dan
Edition: 1st
Publish: Feb 2019
ISBN-13: 9780415582322
ISBN-10:0415582326
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$180.00

Book Description

This book considers the relationship between tourism and the city from a range of sociological, economic and environmental approaches to fully expl
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This book considers the relationship between tourism and the city from a range of sociological, economic and environmental approaches to fully explore the nature of tourism in cities around the world, bridging both managment and social sicence perspectives. In doing so the book offers students a thorough theoretically informed critical understanding of the totality of the city system in relation to the production and consumption of tourism products and experiences.

The book explores key issues of city management, regulation and planning alongside the production of urban tourism, models of tourist consumption, the role of cultural and heritage tourisms in regeneration, city marketing and representation, and ways in which the city and tourist practices are motivated and performed. It examines newer theoretical approaches linking cultural tourism to the wider urban agenda by critically reviewing how post-structuralist and performative thought, as well as the challenge of environmental and sustainability agendas, have led to re-imaginings of the tourist city.

The book illustrates core principles and issues with a range of international case studies to show theory in practice as well as including illustrations, discussion questions suggestions for further reading and information on useful internet resources to aid understanding and spur critical thought.

This holistic vision for managing, understanding and researching the tourist city is essential reading for students and practitioners who are interested in urban tourism, urban planning & urban geography.

Dark Tourism And Crime
by Dalton, Derek
Edition: 1st ed.
Publish: Nov 2014
ISBN-13: 9780415643511
ISBN-10:0415643511
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$170.00

Book Description

Dark tourism has become widespread and diverse.   It has passed into popular culture vernacular, deployed in guide books as a short hand
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Dark tourism has become widespread and diverse.   It has passed into popular culture vernacular, deployed in guide books as a short hand descriptor for sites that are associated with death, suffering and trauma.  However, whilst  books have been devoted to dark tourism as a general topic no single text has sought to explore dark tourism in spaces where crime -  mass murder, genocide, State sanctioned torture and violence - has occurred as an organising theme.

Dark Tourism and Crime explores the socio-cultural contours of this unique type of tourism and explains why spaces/places where crime has occurred fascinate and attract tourists. The book is marked by an ethics of respect for the suffering a place has experienced and an imperative to learn something tangible about the history and legacy of that suffering. Based on empirical ethnographic research it takes the reader from the remnants of Auschwitz concentration camp to the tranquil Australian island of Tasmania to explore precisely what things a dark tourist might encounter - architecture, art installations, gardens, memorials, physical traces of crime -  and how these things invoke and evoke past crimes.

This volume furthers understanding of dark tourism and will be of interest to students, researchers and academics of criminology, tourism and cultural studies.

Health, Tourism And Hospitality : Spas, Wellness And Medical Travel
by Smith, Melanie | Puczko, Laszlo
Edition: 2nd ed.
Publish: Feb 2014
ISBN-13: 9780415638654
ISBN-10:0415638658
Status:Published

Price: S$70.78

Book Description

Health, Tourism and Hospitality: Spas, Wellness and Medical Travel, 2nd Edition takes an in-depth and comprehensive look at the growing he
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Health, Tourism and Hospitality: Spas, Wellness and Medical Travel, 2nd Edition takes an in-depth and comprehensive look at the growing health, wellness and medical tourism sectors in a global context. The book analyses the history and development of the industries, the way in which they are managed and organised, the expanding range of new and innovative products and trends, and the marketing of destinations, products and services.

The only book to offer a complete overview and introduction to health, tourism and hospitality this 2nd Edition has been updated to include:

â€� Expanded coverage to the hospitality sector with a particular focus on spa management.
â€� New content on medical tourism throughout the book, to reflect the worldwide growth in medical travel with more and more countries entering this competitive market.
â€� Updated content to reflect recent issues and trends including: ageing population, governments encouraging preventative health, consumer use of contemporary and alternative therapies, self-help market, impacts of economic recession, spa management and customer loyalty.
â€� New case studies taken from a range of different countries and contexts, and focusing on established or new destinations, products and services such as: conventional medicine, complementary and alternative therapies, lifestyle-based wellness, beauty and cosmetics, healthy nutrition, longevity and anti (or active)-ageing, amongst others.

Written in a user friendly style, this is essential reading for students studying health, tourism and hospitality.

Tourism And Citizenship : Rights, Freedoms And Responsibilities In The Global Order
by Bianchi, Raoul | Stephenson, Marcus
Edition: 1st ed.
Publish: Mar 2014
ISBN-13: 9780415707381
ISBN-10:0415707382
Status:Published

Price: S$55.87

Book Description

More than sixty years since the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights first enshrined the right to freedom of movement in an international charte
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More than sixty years since the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights first enshrined the right to freedom of movement in an international charter of human rights, the issue of mobility and the right to tourism itself have become increasingly significant areas of scholarly interest and political debate. However, despite the fact that cross-border travel implies certain citizenship rights as well as the material capacity to travel, the manifold intersections between tourism and citizenship have not received the attention they deserve in the literature.

This book endeavours to fill this gap by being the first to fully examine the role of tourism in wider society through a critically-informed sociological reflection on the unfolding relationships between international tourism and distinct renderings of citizenship, with particular emphasis on the ideological and political alignments between the freedom of movement and the right to travel. The text weaves its analysis of citizenship and travel in the context of addressing large-scale societal transformations engendered by globalization, neoliberalism and the geopolitical realignments between states, as well as comprehending the internal reconfiguring of the relationship between citizens and states themselves. By doing so, it focuses on key themes including: tourism and social citizenship rights; race, culture and minority rights; states, markets and the freedom of movement; tourism, peace and geo-politics; consumerism and class; and, ethical tourism, global citizenship and cosmopolitanism. The book concludes that the advancement of genuinely democratic and just forms of tourism must be commensurate with demands for distributive justice and a democratic politics of mobility encompassing all of humanity.

This timely and significant contribution to the sociology and politics of international tourism through the lens of citizenship is a must read for students and scholars in both in the fields of tourism and social science.

The royalties received from this book will be donated to the International Porter Protection Group.
Tourism And Citizenship : Rights, Freedoms And Responsibilities In The Global Order
by Bianchi, Raoul | Stephenson, Marcus
Edition: 1st ed.
Publish: Mar 2014
ISBN-13: 9780415707398

Status:Not yet published

Price: S$176.99

Book Description

First Published in 2013. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

First Published in 2013. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Doing Events Research : From Theory To Practice
by Fox, Dorothy ... [et al.]
Publish: May 2014
ISBN-13: 9780415666695
ISBN-10:0415666694
Status:Published

Price: S$55.87

Book Description

First Published in 2014. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

First Published in 2014. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Doing Events Research : From Theory To Practice
by Fox, Dorothy | Gouthro, Mary Beth | Brackstone, John
Edition: 1st ed.
Publish: May 2014
ISBN-13: 9780415666688

Status:Not yet published

Price: S$167.67

Book Description

First Published in 2014. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

First Published in 2014. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Event Portfolio Planning And Management : A Holistic Approach
by Ziakas, Vassilios
Publish: Oct 2014
ISBN-13: 9780415526715
ISBN-10:041552671X
Status:Published

Price: S$158.36

Book Description

Cities and regions around the world increasingly capitalize on a series of events aimed at optimizing their reach and outcomes. How then can a seri
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Cities and regions around the world increasingly capitalize on a series of events aimed at optimizing their reach and outcomes. How then can a series of different events be developed and harnessed? What are the conditions and the means by which synergies and collaboration among different events and their stakeholders can be fostered? This book for the first time explores how managers and host communities can synergize sport, cultural and other planned events in a portfolio in order to attain, magnify and sustain their outcomes.
The incorporation of different events into a portfolio requires an integrative way of viewing the different community purposes that they serve in unison. This book elaborates on this holistic approach by developing an integrative theoretical framework for conceptualizing event portfolios, and examining their challenges and prospects as well as potential as tools for sustainable development. It therefore presents the foundations of event portfolio planning, the patterns of inter-organizational relationships within collaborative events networks that foster the conditions for community capacity-building and the requirements for the design and development of event portfolios. Topics are considered from varying perspectives and examples of emerging event portfolios from a range of geographical regions are integrated throughout.

Uniquely providing a holistic framework for planning and managing a series of events this is essential reading for all those interested in Events Policy, Planning and Management.

Pacific Passages
by Hans-Christian Wächter
Publish: Apr 2014
ISBN-13: 9781905791569
ISBN-10:1905791569
Status:Published

Price: S$42.52

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Trust, Tourism Development And Planning
by Nunkoo, Robin | Smith, Stephen L.J.
Publish: Sep 2014
ISBN-13: 9780415826013
ISBN-10:0415826012
Status:Published

Price: S$158.36

Book Description

Robin Nunkoo is Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law and Management, University of Mauritius. His research draws widely from poli
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Robin Nunkoo is Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law and Management, University of Mauritius. His research draws widely from political science and uses a political economy approach to investigate the interplay between citizens' trust (distrust) in government (and institutions), and power issues in development and political support for development and government policies. He is further interested in citizens' support for tourism development and the factors influencing such support.

Stephen Smith is Professor in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, University of Waterloo, Canada. His research interests include economic impacts of tourism, tourism policy and visitor profiles.

The Future Of Events And Festivals
by Yeoman, Ian (edt.) ... [et al.]
Publish: Oct 2014
ISBN-13: 9780415824620
ISBN-10:0415824621
Status:Published

Price: S$158.36

Book Description

The growth of events and festivals has been significant over the last decade and a wide range of skills are essential to ensure those events are su
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The growth of events and festivals has been significant over the last decade and a wide range of skills are essential to ensure those events are successful.� This requirement has been instrumental in stimulating the creation of more tertiary education opportunities to develop events management knowledge. As the discipline develops, knowledge requires direction in order to understand the changing advances in society.

This is the first book to take a futures approach to understanding event management.� A systematic and pattern-based understanding is used to determine the likelihood of future events and trends.� Using blue skies scenarios to� provide a vision of the future of events, not only capturing how the events industry is changing but also important issues that will affect events now as well as the future.� Chapters include analysis of sustainability, security, impacts of social media, design at both mega event and community level and review a good range of different types of events from varying geographical regions. A final section captures the contributions of each chapter through the formation of a conceptual map for a future research agenda.�

Written by leading academics in the field, this ground breaking book will be a valuable reference point for educators, researchers and industry professionals.

Tourism Geography:critical Understandings Of Place, Space And Experience
by Williams, Stephen | Lew, Alan A.
Edition: 3rd
Publish: Sep 2014
ISBN-13: 9780415854443
ISBN-10:041585444X
Status:Published

Price: S$73.98

Book Description

For human geographers, a central theme within the discipline is interpreting and understanding our changing world – a world in which geographic p
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For human geographers, a central theme within the discipline is interpreting and understanding our changing world – a world in which geographic patterns are constantly being reworked by powerful forces of change. These forces include population shifts, new patterns of economic production and consumption, evolving social and political structures, new forms of urbanism, and globalisation and the compressions of time and space that are the product of the ongoing revolutions in information technology and telecommunications. This book attempts to show how tourism has also come to be a major force for change as an integral and indispensable part of the places in which we live, their economies and their societies. When scarcely a corner of the globe remains untouched by the influence of tourism, this is a phenomenon that we can no longer ignore.

Tourism is also an intensely geographic phenomenon. It exists through the desire of people to move in search of embodied experience of other places as individuals and en mass and at scales from the local to the increasingly global. Tourism creates distinctive relationships between people (as tourists) and the host spaces, places and people they visit, which has significant implications for destination development and resource use and exploitation, which are exhibited through a range of economic, social, cultural and environmental impacts that have important implications for local geographies.

This third edition of Tourism Geography: critical understandings of place, space and experience presents an essential understanding of critical perspectives on how tourism places and spaces are created and maintained. Drawing on the holistic nature of geography, a range of social science disciplinary views are presented, including both historical and contemporary perspectives. Fundamentally, however, the book strives to connect tourism to key geographical concepts of globalisation, mobility, production and consumption, physical landscapes, and post-industrial change. The book is arranged in five parts. Part I provides an overview of fundamental tourism definitions and concepts, along with an introduction to some of the major themes in contemporary geographic research on tourism, which are further developed in subsequent chapters of this book. In Part II the discussion focuses on how spatial patterns of modern tourism have evolved through time from regional to global geographies. Part III offers an extended discussion of how tourism relates to places that are toured through their economic landscape, contemporary environmental change and socio-cultural relations. Part IV explores a range of major themes in the geographies of tourism, including place creation and promotion, the transformation of urban tourism, heritage and place identity, and creating personal identity through consumption, encounters with nature and other embodied forms of tourism experience. Part V turns to applied geography with an overview of the different roles of planning for tourism as a means of spatial regulation of the activity, and a look at emerging themes in the critical geography of contemporary and future geographies of tourism.

This third edition has been revised by Dr Alan A. Lew, who becomes the new co-author of Tourism Geography. Some of the major revisions that I have incorporated include moving most of the case study boxes to the website http://tourismgeography.com, which will provide a growing wealth of new case studies, over time. I have also incorporated new material, reorganised some of the content to balance the topics covered, created a new concluding chapter that explores some recently emerging perspectives in critical tourism geography, and re-written the text to make it more accessible to a global English-speaking world. That said, the book is still very much the work of Dr Stephen Williams. As such, it maintains its original concise yet comprehensive review of contemporary tourism geography and the ways in which geographers critically interpret this important global phenomenon. It is written as an introductory text for students, and includes guidance for further study in each chapter that can form the basis for independent work. Lecturers using this textbook are welcome to contribute to the book’s content developing through the supporting website by contacting me at any time.

Tourism Geography:critical Understandings Of Place, Space And Experience
by Williams, Stephen | Lew, Alan A.
Edition: 3rd
Publish: Sep 2014
ISBN-13: 9780415854436
ISBN-10:0415854431
Status:Published

Price: S$232.00

Book Description

For human geographers, a central theme within the discipline is interpreting and understanding our changing world – a world in which geographic p
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For human geographers, a central theme within the discipline is interpreting and understanding our changing world – a world in which geographic patterns are constantly being reworked by powerful forces of change. These forces include population shifts, new patterns of economic production and consumption, evolving social and political structures, new forms of urbanism, and globalisation and the compressions of time and space that are the product of the ongoing revolutions in information technology and telecommunications. This book attempts to show how tourism has also come to be a major force for change as an integral and indispensable part of the places in which we live, their economies and their societies. When scarcely a corner of the globe remains untouched by the influence of tourism, this is a phenomenon that we can no longer ignore.

Tourism is also an intensely geographic phenomenon. It exists through the desire of people to move in search of embodied experience of other places as individuals and en mass and at scales from the local to the increasingly global. Tourism creates distinctive relationships between people (as tourists) and the host spaces, places and people they visit, which has significant implications for destination development and resource use and exploitation, which are exhibited through a range of economic, social, cultural and environmental impacts that have important implications for local geographies.

This third edition of Tourism Geography: critical understandings of place, space and experience presents an essential understanding of critical perspectives on how tourism places and spaces are created and maintained. Drawing on the holistic nature of geography, a range of social science disciplinary views are presented, including both historical and contemporary perspectives. Fundamentally, however, the book strives to connect tourism to key geographical concepts of globalisation, mobility, production and consumption, physical landscapes, and post-industrial change. The book is arranged in five parts. Part I provides an overview of fundamental tourism definitions and concepts, along with an introduction to some of the major themes in contemporary geographic research on tourism, which are further developed in subsequent chapters of this book. In Part II the discussion focuses on how spatial patterns of modern tourism have evolved through time from regional to global geographies. Part III offers an extended discussion of how tourism relates to places that are toured through their economic landscape, contemporary environmental change and socio-cultural relations. Part IV explores a range of major themes in the geographies of tourism, including place creation and promotion, the transformation of urban tourism, heritage and place identity, and creating personal identity through consumption, encounters with nature and other embodied forms of tourism experience. Part V turns to applied geography with an overview of the different roles of planning for tourism as a means of spatial regulation of the activity, and a look at emerging themes in the critical geography of contemporary and future geographies of tourism.

This third edition has been revised by Dr Alan A. Lew, who becomes the new co-author of Tourism Geography. Some of the major revisions that I have incorporated include moving most of the case study boxes to the website http://tourismgeography.com, which will provide a growing wealth of new case studies, over time. I have also incorporated new material, reorganised some of the content to balance the topics covered, created a new concluding chapter that explores some recently emerging perspectives in critical tourism geography, and re-written the text to make it more accessible to a global English-speaking world. That said, the book is still very much the work of Dr Stephen Williams. As such, it maintains its original concise yet comprehensive review of contemporary tourism geography and the ways in which geographers critically interpret this important global phenomenon. It is written as an introductory text for students, and includes guidance for further study in each chapter that can form the basis for independent work. Lecturers using this textbook are welcome to contribute to the book’s content developing through the supporting website by contacting me at any time.

The Routledge Handbook Of Tourism And Hospitality Education
by Dredge, Dianne | Airey, David | Gross, Michael J.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publish: Oct 2014
ISBN-13: 9780415842051
ISBN-10:0415842050
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$250.00

Book Description

Tourism is much more than an economic sector, it is also a social, cultural, political, and environmental force that drives societal change. Unders
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Tourism is much more than an economic sector, it is also a social, cultural, political, and environmental force that drives societal change. Understanding, responding to, and managing this change will inevitably require knowledge workers who are able to address a range of problems associated with tourism, travel, hospitality, and the increasingly complex operating environment within which they exist.

The purpose of this Handbook is to provide an insightful and authoritative account of the various issues that are shaping the higher educational world of tourism, hospitality and events education and to highlight the creative, inventive and innovative ways that educators are responding to these issues. It takes as its central focus a dynamic curriculum space shaped by internal and external factors from global to local scales, a variety of values and perspectives contributed by a range of stakeholders, and shifting philosophies about education policy, pedagogy and teaching practice. A benchmark for future curriculum design and development, it critically reviews the development of conceptual and theoretical approaches to tourism and hospitality education. The Handbook is composed of contributions from specialists in the field, is interdisciplinary in coverage and international in scope through its authorship and content.

Providing a systematic guide to the current state of knowledge on tourism and hospitality education and its future direction this is essential reading for students, researches and academics in Tourism, Hospitality, Events, Recreation and Leisure Studies.

Events Marketing Management:a Consumer Perspective
by Reic, Ivna
Edition: 1st
Publish: Sep 2016
ISBN-13: 9780415533577
ISBN-10:0415533570
Status:Published

Price: S$195.62

Book Description

This textbook provides students with an essential introduction to the theoretical underpinnings and practicalities of managing the marketing of eve
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This textbook provides students with an essential introduction to the theoretical underpinnings and practicalities of managing the marketing of events.

In order to market events effectively, it is vital to consider marketing of events from the organiser’s perspective and to link it to that of the consumers attending events. As such, this is the first book on the topic which reflects the unique characteristics of marketing in the Events industry by exploring both sides of the marketing coin – the supply and the demand – in the specific context of events. The book takes the reader from core marketing mix principles to exploring the event marketing landscape to consumer experience and involvement with event marketing and finally strategies and tactics employed to manage the marketing activities related to events. The use of technology, importance of sponsorship and PR are also considered. International case studies are integrated throughout to show practical realities of marketing and managing events and a range of useful learning aids are incorporated to aid navigation throughout the book, spur critical thinking and further students’ knowledge.

This accessible and comprehensive account of Events Marketing and Management is essential reading for all students and future managers.

Organic:a Journalist's Quest To Discover The Truth Behind Food Labeling
by Laufer, Peter
Edition: 1st
Publish: Jul 2014
ISBN-13: 9780762790715
ISBN-10:0762790717
Status:Published

Price: S$35.90

Book Description

Part food narrative, part investigation, part adventure story, Organic is an eye-opening and entertaining look into the anything goes world behind the
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Part food narrative, part investigation, part adventure story, Organic is an eye-opening and entertaining look into the anything goes world behind the organic label. It is also a wakeup call about the dubious origins of food labeled organic. After eating some suspect organic walnuts that supposedly were produced in Kazakhstan, veteran journalist Peter Laufer chooses a few items from his home pantry and traces their origins back to their source. Along the way he learns how easily we are tricked into taking "organic" claims at face value.With organic foods readily available at supermarket chains, confusion and outright deception about labels have become commonplace. Globalization has allowed food from highly corrupt governments and businesses overseas to pollute the organic market with food that is anything but. The organic environment is like the Wild West: oversight is virtually nonexistent, and deception runs amok. Laufer investigates so-called organic farms in Europe and South America as well as in his own backyard in the Pacific Northwest.The book examines what constitutes organic and by whom the definitions are made. The answers will stun readers, who have been sold a questionable, highly suspect, and even false bill of goods for years. View the book trailer for Organic at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owiACnN69rY.
Landscape In American Guides And View Books:visual History Of Touring And Travel
by Gottfried, Herbert
Publish: Jul 2014
ISBN-13: 9781498500159
ISBN-10:1498500153
Status:Published

Price: S$49.90

The Making Of Heritage
by Del Marmol, Camila | Morell, Marc A. | Chalcraft, Jasper
Edition: 1st ed.
Publish: Jan 2015
ISBN-13: 9780415843867
ISBN-10:0415843863
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$170.00

Book Description

This volume explores the process of heritage making and its relation to the production of touristic places, examining several case studies around t
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This volume explores the process of heritage making and its relation to the production of touristic places, examining several case studies around the world. Most existing literature on heritage and tourism centers either on its managerial aspects, the tourist experience, or issues related to inequality and identity politics. This volume instead establishes theoretical links between analyses of heritage and the production and reproduction of places in the context of the global tourist trade.

The approach adopted here is to explore the production of heritage as a complex process shaped by local and global discourses that can have a deep impact on several policies and legislations. Heritage itself has now become not only a global discourse, but also a global practice, which may eventually lead to the use of heritage as a field for hegemony. From these perspectives, heritage making may be incorporated in the world economy, mainly through the global tourism trade. The chapters in this book stress the need for identifying the intrinsic political implications of these processes, relocating their study in political, economic and social settings. Combined with a diversified set of theoretical approaches and research methods, guided by a common thematic rationale, The Making of Heritage is at the forefront of current debates about heritage.

Teaching English Abroad 2015
by Griffith, Susan
Edition: 14th
Publish: Dec 2014
ISBN-13: 9781780591582

Status:Not yet published

Price: S$33.98

Book Description

Fully updated and revised for this 14th edition, Teaching English Abroad 2015 is the definitive guide to teaching English as a foreign language
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Fully updated and revised for this 14th edition, Teaching English Abroad 2015 is the definitive guide to teaching English as a foreign language. Spanning 90 countries and over 600 language schools, both trained and prospective teachers can find the perfect long or short term placement for them.
The Routledge Handbook Of Events
by Page, Stephen | Connell, Joanne
Publish: Sep 2014
ISBN-13: 9781138832817
ISBN-10:1138832812
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$71.98

Book Description

The Routledge Handbook of Events explores and critically evaluates the debates and controversies associated with this rapidly expanding di
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The Routledge Handbook of Events explores and critically evaluates the debates and controversies associated with this rapidly expanding discipline. It brings together leading specialists from range of disciplinary backgrounds and geographical regions, to provide state-of-the-art theoretical reflection and empirical research on the evolution of the subject. It is the first major study to examine what events is as a discipline in the twenty-first century, its significance in contemporary society and growth as a mainstream subject area.

The book is divided in to five inter-related sections. Section one evaluates the evolution of events as a discipline and defines what events studies is. Section two critically reviews the relationship between events and other disciplines such as tourism and sport. Section three focuses on the management of events, section four evaluates the impacts of events from varying political, social and environmental perspectives and section five examines the future direction of growth in event-related education and research.

It offers the reader a comprehensive synthesis of this field, conveying the latest thinking and research. The text will provide an invaluable resource for all those with an interest in Events Studies, encouraging dialogue across disciplinary boundaries and areas of study.

Rituals And Traditional Events In The Modern World
by Laing, Jennifer | Frost, Warwick
Edition: 1st ed.
Publish: Nov 2014
ISBN-13: 9780415707367
ISBN-10:0415707366
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$170.00

Book Description

Many events have evolved over centuries, drawing on local customs and conditions. However, as the world becomes increasingly globalised, traditiona
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Many events have evolved over centuries, drawing on local customs and conditions. However, as the world becomes increasingly globalised, traditional events and the identities they support are increasingly being challenged and rituals may be lost. Reacting against this trend towards homogeneity, communities strive to preserve and even recreate their traditional events, which may require rituals to be resurrected or reinvented for a new audience.

The aim of this book is to explore the role of traditional events and rituals in the modern world. The 16 chapters cover a range of case studies of the performance of ritual through events, including their historical antecedents and development over time, as well as their role in society, link with identities both seemingly fixed and fluid and their continued relevance. The cases examined are not museum pieces, but rather vibrant festivals and events that continue to persist. Drawing on the power of history and cultural tradition, they are manifestations of heritage, existing in three temporalities: celebrating the past, occurring in the present and aiming to continue into and influence the future. Iconic events including Chinese New Year, Hogmanay and the New Orleans Mardi Gras are examined and examples are drawn from a diverse range of countries such as South Korea, China, Laos, the United States, Scotland, Italy, India and Haiti.

This volume provides a deep understanding upon the role of tradition and ritual within events, from a global perspective and will be valuable reading for students, researchers and academics interested in events, heritage and culture.

Knowledge Networks And Tourism
by McLeod, Michelle | Vaughan, Roger
Publish: Dec 2014
ISBN-13: 9780415840163
ISBN-10:0415840163
Status:Published

Price: S$170.00

Book Description

The receipt of knowledge is a key ingredient by which the tourism sector can adjust and adapt to its dynamic environment. However although its impo
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The receipt of knowledge is a key ingredient by which the tourism sector can adjust and adapt to its dynamic environment. However although its importance has long been recognised  the fragmentation within the sector, largely as a result of it being comprised of small and medium sized businesses, makes understanding knowledge management challenging.

This book applies knowledge management and social network theories to the business of tourism to shed light on successful operations of tourism knowledge networks.  It contributes specifically to understanding a network perspective of the tourism sector, the information needs of tourism businesses, social network dynamics of tourism business operation, knowledge flows within the tourism sector and the transformation of the tourism sector through knowledge networks. Social Network Analysis is applied to fully explore the growth and maintenance of tourism knowledge networks and the relationships between tourism sector stakeholders in relation to their knowledge requirements. 

Knowledge Networks and Tourism will be valuable reading for all those interested in successful operations of tourism knowledge networks.

Cultural Tourism, 2nd Edition
by Du Cros, Hilary | McKercher, Bob
Edition: 2nd
Publish: Dec 2014
ISBN-13: 9780415833967
ISBN-10:0415833965
Status:Published

Price: S$200.00

Book Description

Cultural Tourism remains the only book to bridge the gap between cultural tourism and cultural and heritage management.  The first ed
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Cultural Tourism remains the only book to bridge the gap between cultural tourism and cultural and heritage management.  The first edition illustrated how heritage and tourism goals can be integrated in a management and marketing framework to produce sustainable cultural tourism. The current edition takes this further to base the discussion of cultural tourism in the theory and practice of cultural and heritage management (CM and CHM), under the understanding that for tourism to thrive, a balanced approach to the resource base it uses must be maintained. An ‘umbrella approach’ to cultural tourism represents a unique feature of the book, proposing solutions to achieve an optimal outcome for all sectors.

Reflecting the many important developments in the field this new edition has been completely revised and updated in the following ways:

• New sections on tangible and intangible cultural heritage and world heritage sites.
• Expanded material on cultural tourism product development, the cultural tourism market and consumer behaviour, planning and delivery of exceptional experiences
• New case studies throughout drawn from cultural attractions in developing countries such as Southeast Asia, China, South Africa and the Pacific as well as from the developed world, particularly the United States, Britain, Japan, Singapore, Australia and Canada.

Written by experts in both tourism and cultural heritage management, this book will enable professionals and students to gain a better understanding of their own and each other’s roles in achieving sustainable cultural tourism. It provides a blueprint for producing top-quality, long-term cultural tourism products.

Cultural Tourism, 2nd Edition
by Du Cros, Hilary | McKercher, Bob
Edition: 2nd
Publish: Dec 2014
ISBN-13: 9780415833974
ISBN-10:0415833973
Status:Published

Price: S$71.98

Book Description

Cultural Tourism remains the only book to bridge the gap between cultural tourism and cultural and heritage management.  The first ed
More Details..

Cultural Tourism remains the only book to bridge the gap between cultural tourism and cultural and heritage management.  The first edition illustrated how heritage and tourism goals can be integrated in a management and marketing framework to produce sustainable cultural tourism. The current edition takes this further to base the discussion of cultural tourism in the theory and practice of cultural and heritage management (CM and CHM), under the understanding that for tourism to thrive, a balanced approach to the resource base it uses must be maintained. An ‘umbrella approach’ to cultural tourism represents a unique feature of the book, proposing solutions to achieve an optimal outcome for all sectors.

Reflecting the many important developments in the field this new edition has been completely revised and updated in the following ways:

• New sections on tangible and intangible cultural heritage and world heritage sites.
• Expanded material on cultural tourism product development, the cultural tourism market and consumer behaviour, planning and delivery of exceptional experiences
• New case studies throughout drawn from cultural attractions in developing countries such as Southeast Asia, China, South Africa and the Pacific as well as from the developed world, particularly the United States, Britain, Japan, Singapore, Australia and Canada.

Written by experts in both tourism and cultural heritage management, this book will enable professionals and students to gain a better understanding of their own and each other’s roles in achieving sustainable cultural tourism. It provides a blueprint for producing top-quality, long-term cultural tourism products.

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