- Adrian Franklin - University of South Australia, Australia, University of Tasmania, Australia
Sociology of Leisure | Tourism Studies
Tourism is a rapidly growing area of student enrolment. Lecturers and students who have waited patiently for an up-to-date, lucid and indispensable teaching and research text, need wait no more. This book is a matchless guide to understanding the theory, practice, development and effects of tourism.
Tourism: An Introduction:
- equips students with a critical perspective of the central processes of tourism and the relationship between tourism and culture
- places tourism at the heart of modern life rather than as a peripheral feature added on after work
- illuminates the relationship between tourism and nation formation, citizenship, consumerism and globalization
- reveals the ritual, performative and embodied dimensions of tourist experience
This book offers readers a major synthesis of modern thought on tourism. It breaks the mould of approaching tourism as a self-contained, compartment of contemporary life and treats it as a major and exciting cultural phenomenon. This is a landmark work in the study of tourism.
Adrian Franklin is the editor of the acclaimed journal Tourist Studies (SAGE Publications).
`Argued with a real verve, it makes a plea to rethink the role of tourism in modernity seeing it not as a fleeting and marginal element, but as something enduring, emblematic and constitutive of contemporary society. Tourism is seen as a key element of modern life, not an escape from it' - Mike Crang, Department of Geography, University of Durham
'Tourism: A Guide represents the best new work in the study of contemporary
culture. An original thinker and lively writer, Franklin charts the moving
edge of a field that is racing to keep up with its transforming object.
Responding to changes in the nature of tourism itself, Franklin redefines
the very subject of tourist studies and demonstrates the value of embodied
and performative approaches to tourism as a feature of everyday life.
Tourism: A Guide is essential reading' - Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, New York University, Author of Destination Culture: Tourism, Museums and Heritage
Not really helpful for the course
Good reading as an introduction to Travel and Tourism for learners to gain a better understanding of the concept of tourism.
Core text on our Tourism Programme.
This book provides a really good introduction to tourism for students at Level 3.
A very useful book for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, and scholars with a serious interest in understanding tourism phenomena. The author provides many examples from accros the globe. It is certainly not an easy read for undergraduate students for whom English is not their mother tongue. However, this excellent book should be of paticular interest to those in the disciplines of sociology, cultural studies, anthropology and social psychology. A MUST read!