The Critical Turn in Tourism Studies; Creating an academy of hope

I. Ateljevic (Editor), N. Morgan (Editor), A. Pritchard (Editor)

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In today’s increasingly complex tourism environment, decision-making requires a rounded, well-informed view of the whole. Critical distance should be encouraged, consultation and intellectual rigour should be the norm amongst managers and there needs to be a radical shift in our approach to educating future tourism and hospitality managers and researchers. This book intends to move the debate forward by exploring how critical tourism inquiry can make a difference in the world, linking tourism education driven by the values of empowerment, partnership and ethics to policy and practice. This book is designed to enable its reader to think through vital concepts and theories relating to tourism and hospitality management, stimulate critical thinking and use multidisciplinary perspectives. The book is organized around three key ways of producing social change in and through tourism: critical thinking, critical education and critical action.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAbingdon, UK/New York
Number of pages234
ISBN (Print)9780415585521
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameAdvances in tourism


  • tourism
  • tourism policy
  • tourism research
  • ethics
  • hospitality industry
  • management
  • social change
  • sustainability
  • leisure

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    Ateljevic, I., Morgan, N., & Pritchard, A. (Eds.) (2011). The Critical Turn in Tourism Studies; Creating an academy of hope. (Advances in tourism). Routledge.