Over the past decade, tourism studies has broken out of its traditional institutional affiliation with business and management programs to take its legitimate place as an interdisciplinary social science field of cutting edge scholarship. The field has emerged as central to ongoing debates in social theory concerning such diverse topics as postcolonialism, mobility, and postmodernism, to name just a few. While there has been a diverse body of empirical research on this transformation the theoretical discussions in tourism studies remain largely attached to theories of modernity and Anglo-centric assumptions about tourism. There is a need for the field to come to terms theoretically with the contemporary and future realities of tourism as a truly global phenomenon. This book puts forward new postmodernist ideas and arguments about tourism today and in the future.
|Place of Publication||Oxford, UK|
|Number of pages||280|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Name||Contemporary geographies of leisure, tourism and mobility|
Minca, C., & Oakes, T. (Eds.) (2011). Real Tourism; Practice, Care, and Politics in Contemporary Travel Culture. (Contemporary geographies of leisure, tourism and mobility; No. 26). Oxford, UK: Routledge.