Tourism: Tourism, development and sustainability

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Stephen Williams
Taylor & Francis, 2004 - 416 páginas
This collection of key articles from the most influential journals and books in the field examines what social scientists mean by the term tourism, and what it means to be a tourist. Carefully selected and introduced by the editor, this material charts the sociological changes that have occurred in tourism, and the change from the upper-class grand tours of the late nineteenth-century to the mass tourism of the present day. The collection also assesses the economic impacts of tourism on local economies, environmental considerations, and whether the growth of tourism is sustainable in a post-September 11th world. "Tourism: Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences" is an accessible and comprehensive resource designed for academics and scholars researching in tourism, globalization, and human geography.
 

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Tourism development and the political economy
3
PART
7
a mode of analysis
29
Tourism in the context of globalization
49
polarization
104
evolution growth and decline
124
a model of development evolution
187
The role of the transport system in destination development
217
The role of amenity resources in rural recreation
266
Tourism environment and sustainable development
285
exploring
305
A framework of approaches to sustainable tourism
327
The cultural construction of sustainable tourism
352
towards a methodology for implementing
372
is it sustainable?
389
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The impact of tourism on coastal areas
238

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