School of Tourism lecturers Sean Beer and Philip Long have recently contributed chapters to The Routledge Handbook of Cultural Tourism.
The book explores and critically evaluates the debates and controversies in the field of Tourism. It brings together leading specialists from a range of disciplinary backgrounds and geographical regions, to provide state-of-the-art theoretical reflection and empirical research on this significant stream of tourism and its future direction.
The book is divided into 7 inter-related sections. Sean’s chapter, Philosophy and the Nature of the Authentic, is in section 1 which looks at the historical, philosophical and theoretical framework for cultural tourism. This section debates tourist autonomy role play, authenticity, imaginaries, cross-cultural issues and inter-disciplinarity.
Philip’s chapter co-authored with Nigel Morpeth, Critiquing Creativity in Tourism, is in section 6 which refers to Regeneration and Planning, especially the creative turn in cultural tourism, which can be used to avoid problems of serial reproduction, standardisation and homogenisation.
This is essential reading for students, researchers and academics of Tourism as well as those of related studies in particular Cultural Studies, Leisure, Geography, Sociology, Politics and Economics.
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