The Sociology of Tourism: Theoretical and Empirical Investigations

Harapang Pabalat
Psychology Press, 1996 - 358 mga pahina
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The rapid expansion of the tourism industry has provided many economic benefits and affected every facet of contemporary societies including employment, government revenue and cultural manifestations. However, tourism can also be considered a problematic phenomenon, promoting dependency, underdevelopment and adverse sociocultural effects, especially for developing countries.

This pioneering work provides a comprehensive review of these complex tourism issues from a sociological perspective. Various theoretical and empirical approaches are introduced and the following issues are discussed:

* identifiable and stable forms of touristic behaviour and roles
* social divisions within tourism
* the interdependence of tourism and social institutions
* the effects of transnational tourism and commodification on the ecosystem.
Featuring international contributions from nine different countries, this book brings together the most noted theoretical and empirical studies and enriches them with diverse experiences and perspectives.

 

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REINVENTING THE SOCIOLOGY
1
REPRESENTATIONS OF INTERNATIONAL TOURISM
15
APPROACHES ISSUES
51
MOTIVATION AND ANTICIPATION IN POSTINDUSTRIAL
75
A PHENOMENOLOGY OF TOURIST EXPERIENCES
90
Structures of social inequality in the tourism system
113
GENDER AND CLASS RELATIONS IN TOURISM
134
Tourism underdevelopment and dependency
153
THE CHANGING ECONOMICS OF THE TOURIST
193
TOURISM AND THE FAMILY IN A RURAL CRETAN
219
THE POLITICIZATION OF TOURISM
233
GENDER AND ECONOMIC INTERESTS IN TOURISM
265
INTERPRETATIONS OF TOURISM AS COMMODITY
281
SOCIOLOGY AND TOURISM
301
ON
315
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CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD WORLD
173

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