Tourism and Development; Concepts and Issues

Tourism and Development; Concepts and Issues

by Sharpley & Telfer

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book synopsis/description:

binding:Paperback; This book addresses the gap in the literature by challenging many of the widely-held assumptions about tourism?s developmental contribution. In the first part, a theoretical link is established between the discrete yet interconnected disciplines of tourism studies and development studies. More specifically, the meaning of the development and successive development paradigms are considered within the context of tourism. This provides a conceptual foundation for the second part of the book, which addresses a number of fundamental issues related to tourism?s potential contribution to development. These include issues of economic development, regional development, socio-cultural development and environmental development. Finally, the third part focuses upon barriers to tourism-induced development, arguing that a new political economy of tourism, the consumption of tourism and the dominance of the sustainable development paradigm represent significant counterpoints to overly simplistic models of tourism?s potential contribution to development.;

ISBN:
813090182x
Category:
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Language:
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Format:
Paperback
Year of Publication:
2006
Publisher:
Viva
Condition:
Brand New
Pages:
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