Political Ecology of Tourism: Community, power and the environment

The first full-length treatment of a political ecology of tourism, this collection presents a critical interrogation of environment and politics in the context of the tourism industry.
Drawing on recent trends in geography, anthropology, and environmental and tourism studies, the volume employs a political ecology approach to the analysis of tourism through three interrelated themes: Communities and Power, Conservation and Control, and Development and Conflict. While geographically broad in scope—with chapters that span Central and South America to Africa, and South, Southeast, and East Asia to Europe and Greenland—the collection illustrates how tourism-related environmental challenges are shared across prodigious geographical distances, while also attending to the nuanced ways they materialize in local contexts and therefore demand the historically situated, place-based and multi-scalar approach of political ecology. This collection advances our understanding of the role of political, economic and environmental concerns in tourism practice. It offers readers a political ecology framework from which to address tourism-related issues and themes such as development, identity politics, environmental subjectivities, environmental degradation, land and resources conflict, and indigenous ecologies. Finally, the collection is bookended by a pair of essays from two of the most distinguished scholars working in the subfield: Rosaleen Duffy (foreword) and James Igoe (afterword).
This collection is valuable reading for scholars and practitioners alike who share a critical interest in the intersection of tourism, politics and the environment

Posted by : Roger Norum

Posted At : 3:30 pm

Posted On : 10th April 2016

Posted In : Publications

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