Tourism development: growth, myths and inequalities

Burns, P. and Novelli, M., eds. (2008) Tourism development: growth, myths and inequalities CABI, Wallingford, UK. ISBN 9781845934255

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Abstract

As a tool for poverty reduction and means of linking environmental stewardship with wider aspects of socio-cultural development, tourism has made a significant contribution to international development. However, as an important economic sector for most countries and regions, wider questions of politics, power, identity, inequality and growth within the tourism industry need to be better understood. Making the first substantial empirical contribution to the understanding of tourism as a development mechanism in poor regions and countries, this book takes an in-depth look at the successes and paradoxes of tourism in these roles and considers why tourism as a catalyst for economic development can be a controversial device. Chapters cover topics such as global and local conflicts in tourism, economic exploitation of the exotic, gender equality and participation as well as tourism and development methodologies. Offering a wide perspective on theoretical frameworks and using international case studies, this book will be relevant to both tourism practitioners and academics.

Item Type:Authored book
Subjects:L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L312 Travel and Tourism
N000 Business and Management > N800 Travel, Tourism and Transport Management > N860 Tourism Management
Faculties:Brighton Business School
Faculty of Education and Sport > School of Service Management
Faculty of Education and Sport > School of Service Management > CENTOPS
ID Code:5294
Deposited By:Mrs Mercedita Hoare
Deposited On:02 Dec 2008
Last Modified:15 Oct 2010 16:03

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