The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Tourism

Author: Alan A. Lew,C. Michael Hall,Allan M. Williams

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118474627

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 672

View: 4829

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Tourism presents a collection of readings that represent an essential and authoritative reference on the state-of-the-art of the interdisciplinary field of tourism studies. Presents a comprehensive and critical overview of tourism studies across the social sciences Introduces emerging topics and reassesses key themes in tourism studies in the light of recent developments Includes 50 newly commissioned essays by leading experts in the social sciences from around the world Contains cutting-edge perspectives on topics that include tourism’s role in globalization, sustainable tourism, and the state’s role in tourism development Sets an agenda for future tourism research and includes a wealth of bibliographic references
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A Companion to Tourism

Author: Alan A. Lew,C. Michael Hall,Allan M. Williams

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470752262

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 640

View: 1575

This groundbreaking Companion offers readers an opportunity to reassess key themes in contemporary tourism studies in the light of recent theoretical developments in tourism studies and the social sciences, as well as dramatic changes in the operating environment for tourism. A critical overview of current research in tourism studies. Offers readers an opportunity to reassess key themes in tourism studies in the light of recent developments, such as terrorist attacks, SARS and the financial failure of airlines. Comprises 48 specially commissioned essays, written by more than 50 acknowledged experts from around the world. Covers cutting-edge perspectives and topics, including tourism’s role in globalization, sustainable tourism, and the state’s role in tourism development. Sets an agenda for future tourism research. Includes a wealth of bibliographic references.
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The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Cultural Geography

Author: Nuala C. Johnson,Richard H. Schein,Jamie Winders

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119250714

Category: Science

Page: 568

View: 2815

"A significantly revised new edition of this authoritative reference volume which traces the historical evolution of cultural geography through to the very latest research"--
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The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Political Geography

Author: John A. Agnew,Virginie Mamadouh,Anna Secor,Joanne Sharp

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119107652

Category: Science

Page: 568

View: 9820

Originally published as: A companion to political geography.
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The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Zoroastrianism

Author: Michael Stausberg,Yuhan Sohrab-Dinshaw Vevaina

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118786270

Category: Religion

Page: 696

View: 1390

This is the first ever comprehensive English-language survey of Zoroastrianism, one of the oldest living religions Evenly divided into five thematic sections beginning with an introduction to Zoroaster/Zarathustra and concluding with the intersections of Zoroastrianism and other religions Reflects the global nature of Zoroastrian studies with contributions from 34 international authorities from 10 countries Presents Zoroastrianism as a cluster of dynamic historical and contextualized phenomena, reflecting the current trend to move away from textual essentialism in the study of religion
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Tourism Geography

Critical Understandings of Place, Space and Experience

Author: Stephen Williams,Alan A. Lew

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135010161

Category: Science

Page: 346

View: 7058

For human geographers, a central theme within the discipline is interpreting and understanding our changing world – a world in which geographic patterns are constantly being reworked by powerful forces of change. These forces include population shifts, new patterns of economic production and consumption, evolving social and political structures, new forms of urbanism, and globalisation and the compressions of time and space that are the product of the ongoing revolutions in information technology and telecommunications. This book attempts to show how tourism has also come to be a major force for change as an integral and indispensable part of the places in which we live, their economies and their societies. When scarcely a corner of the globe remains untouched by the influence of tourism, this is a phenomenon that we can no longer ignore. Tourism is also an intensely geographic phenomenon. It exists through the desire of people to move in search of embodied experience of other places as individuals and en mass and at scales from the local to the increasingly global. Tourism creates distinctive relationships between people (as tourists) and the host spaces, places and people they visit, which has significant implications for destination development and resource use and exploitation, which are exhibited through a range of economic, social, cultural and environmental impacts that have important implications for local geographies. This third edition of Tourism Geography: critical understandings of place, space and experience presents an essential understanding of critical perspectives on how tourism places and spaces are created and maintained. Drawing on the holistic nature of geography, a range of social science disciplinary views are presented, including both historical and contemporary perspectives. Fundamentally, however, the book strives to connect tourism to key geographical concepts of globalisation, mobility, production and consumption, physical landscapes, and post-industrial change. The book is arranged in five parts. Part I provides an overview of fundamental tourism definitions and concepts, along with an introduction to some of the major themes in contemporary geographic research on tourism, which are further developed in subsequent chapters of this book. In Part II the discussion focuses on how spatial patterns of modern tourism have evolved through time from regional to global geographies. Part III offers an extended discussion of how tourism relates to places that are toured through their economic landscape, contemporary environmental change and socio-cultural relations. Part IV explores a range of major themes in the geographies of tourism, including place creation and promotion, the transformation of urban tourism, heritage and place identity, and creating personal identity through consumption, encounters with nature and other embodied forms of tourism experience. Part V turns to applied geography with an overview of the different roles of planning for tourism as a means of spatial regulation of the activity, and a look at emerging themes in the critical geography of contemporary and future geographies of tourism. This third edition has been revised by Dr Alan A. Lew, who becomes the new co-author of Tourism Geography. Some of the major revisions that I have incorporated include moving most of the case study boxes to the website, which will provide a growing wealth of new case studies, over time. I have also incorporated new material, reorganised some of the content to balance the topics covered, created a new concluding chapter that explores some recently emerging perspectives in critical tourism geography, and re-written the text to make it more accessible to a global English-speaking world. That said, the book is still very much the work of Dr Stephen Williams. As such, it maintains its original concise yet comprehensive review of contemporary tourism geography and the ways in which geographers critically interpret this important global phenomenon. It is written as an introductory text for students, and includes guidance for further study in each chapter that can form the basis for independent work. Lecturers using this textbook are welcome to contribute to the book’s content developing through the supporting website by contacting me at any time.
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Sprache, politische Ökonomie und Legitimität

Vermarktung, Management und Inszenierung von Zweisprachigkeit in der Tourismusindustrie an der deutsch-französischen Sprachgrenze in der Schweiz

Author: Larissa Semiramis Schedel

Publisher: V&R unipress GmbH

ISBN: 373700885X


Page: 346

View: 9363

Aktuelle Diskurse zelebrieren Zweisprachigkeit als Wirtschaftsgut und Schlüssel zum Erfolg auf dem Arbeitsmarkt. Anhand der ethnographischen Untersuchung der wirtschaftlichen Nutzung der lokalen Zweisprachigkeit in der Tourismusindustrie der Stadt Murten an der deutsch-französischen Sprachgrenze in der Schweiz geht die Autorin diesen Diskursen empirisch auf den Grund. Aus einer kritischen soziolinguistischen Perspektive beleuchtet sie die Sprachensituation in touristischen Marketingdiskursen sowie die Bedeutung von Zweisprachigkeit im touristischen Arbeitsmarkt und in Stadtführungen. Dieser Band zeigt die variable (De-)Konstruktion geopolitischer Sprachgrenzen sowie sozialer Kategorien von SprecherInnen. Die Arbeit eröffnet neue Perspektiven auf die Dynamik der Politökonomie von Sprache(n) und der Legitimität ihrer SprecherInnen im Kontext der Neuen Wirtschaft.
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The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Practical Theology

Author: Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444345729

Category: Religion

Page: 640

View: 1994

Through a series of essays contributed by leading experts in the field, The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Practical Theology presents an introduction to practical theology as a major area of Christian study and practice, including an overview of its key developments, themes, methods, and future directions. The first comprehensive reference work to provide a survey, description and analysis of practical theology as an area of study A range of leading scholars in the field provide original contributions on the major areas, issues, and figures in practical theology Reviews an extensive range of methods for studying theology in practice, along with sub-disciplines in theological education such as pastoral care and preaching Covers developments in the discipline in a range of global contexts and distinct Christian traditions Shows how practical theology is relevant to everyday life
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The New Blackwell Companion to Medical Sociology

Author: William C. Cockerham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119250676

Category: Social Science

Page: 616

View: 1847

An authoritative, topical, and comprehensive reference to the key concepts and most important traditional and contemporary issues in medical sociology. Contains 35 chapters by recognized experts in the field, both established and rising young scholars Covers standard topics in the field as well as new and engaging issues such as bioterrorism, bioethics, and infectious disease Chapters are thematically arranged to cover the major issues of the sub-discipline Global range of contributors and an international perspective
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Phraseologie / Phraseology

Author: Harald Burger

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110197138

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 636

View: 3764

Phraseologie umfasst den Bereich mehr oder weniger „fester“ Verbindungen von Wörtern bis hin zu formelhaften Sätzen und Texten. Die systematische Erforschung der Phraseologie reicht zwar in die Anfänge des 20. Jahrhunderts zurück, doch entwickelte sich die internationale Forschung erst seit den 70er Jahren auf breiter Basis, seither aber umso rasanter. Das Handbuch leistet eine systematische Gliederung und Sichtung der vorliegenden Resultate. Neben den strukturlinguistischen Problemen werden stilistische, pragmatische, semiotische, soziolinguistische, text- und gesprächspezifische, areale, fach- und literatursprachliche sowie historiolinguistische Aspekte behandelt. Ein besonderer Akzent liegt auf der Darstellung der spezifischen Eigenschaften verschiedener indoeuropäischer und nicht-indoeuropäischer Sprachen sowie auf sprachkontrastiven, übersetzungstheoretischen und lexikographischen Fragen. Vorrangig berücksichtigt werden neuere Entwicklungen der Phraseologieforschung: die kognitive Basis der Phraseologie, psycholinguistische Probleme, Spracherwerb und Sprachdidaktik, Interkulturalität sowie computerlinguistische und korpuslinguistische Aspekte.
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The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology

Author: Edwin Amenta,Kate Nash,Alan Scott

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444355074

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 4403

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology is a complete reference guide, reflecting the scope and quality of the discipline, and highlighting emerging topics in the field. Global in focus, offering up-to-date topics from an interdisciplinary, international set of scholars addressing key issues concerning globalization, social movements, and citizenship The majority of chapters are new, including those on environmental politics, international terrorism, security, corruption, and human rights Revises and updates all previously published chapters to include new themes and topics in political sociology Provides an overview of scholarship in the field, with chapters working independently and collectively to examine the full range of contributions to political sociology Offers a challenging yet accessible and complete reference guide for students and scholars
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Spatial Turn

Das Raumparadigma in den Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften

Author: Jörg Döring,Tristan Thielmann

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839406838

Category: Social Science

Page: 460

View: 9080

Warum reden alle vom Raum? Ist die Zeit der wissenschaftlichen Vorherrschaft der Zeit vorüber? Was tritt unter den Bedingungen der Globalisierung an die Stelle eines schwächelnden Fortschritts- und Entwicklungsparadigmas? Wenn mittlerweile fast alle Disziplinen in den Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften damit beschäftigt sind, ihre Diskurse zu »verräumlichen«, ist dann die Rede von einem »Spatial Turn« angemessen? Diese Anthologie leistet zweierlei: Zum ersten Mal erscheint auf dem deutschen Buchmarkt eine fächerübergreifende Anthologie zum Spatial Turn und zum ersten Mal findet eine Diskussion auch unter Beteiligung der Geographen statt - jenen »Raumspezialisten«, die sich in jüngster Zeit als scharfe Kritiker der fächerübergreifenden Raumkonjunktur profiliert haben.
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Materialrevolution II

Neue nachhaltige und multifunktionale Materialien für Design und Architektur

Author: Sascha Peters

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3038210005

Category: Design

Page: 224

View: 6022

Nach dem großen Erfolg von Material Revolution hat der Autor einen zweiten Band verfasst, der die rasante Entwicklung der Materialforschung berücksichtigt und neue Werkstoffe vorstellt, die seit Erscheinen des ersten Bandes auf den Markt gekommen sind. In den letzten beiden Jahren hat sich gerade die Bedeutung nachhaltiger und intelligenter Werkstoffe für Design und Architektur enorm vergrößert. Zahlreiche neue Angebote sind auf den Markt gekommen, die eine zweite Edition des Buchs Material Revolution mit ähnlicher Gliederung, aber gänzlich neuen Materialangeboten notwendig werden lassen. Ist doch das Interesse der Designer am Wissen um die Nachhaltigkeit der neuen Materialien nach wie vor ungebrochen. Ein eigenes Kapitel informiert deshalb über Kriterien und Faktoren für nachhaltiges Produktdesign sowie über innovative Projekte, in denen Designer und Architekten mit neuen Werkstoffen und Technologien gearbeitet haben.
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Slow Tourism

Reisen zwischen Langsamkeit und Sinnlichkeit

Author: Christian Antz,Bernd Eisenstein,Christian Eilzer

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: 9783899752304

Category: Heritage tourism

Page: 282

View: 7819

Unter dem Begriff -Slow Tourism- lassen sich verschiedene Formen des Reisens zusammenfassen, die von Langsamkeit, Musse, Sinnhaftigkeit und Sinnlichkeit gepragt sind. Entstanden in den Nischen und Zwischenraumen des globalisierten Tourismus, stehen sie beispielsweise fur Reisetrends in Richtung Wandern (Langsamkeit), Authentizitat (Kultur) oder Natur (Musse). Zusammengenommen stellen die unterschiedlichen Aktivitaten der -Slow--Reisenden auf der Suche nach der selbstbestimmten Einfachheit des Lebens in vielen postindustriellen Gesellschaften bereits einen bedeutenden Teil des Gesamtmarktes dar.<BR> In diesem Sammelband stellen namhafte Autorinnen und Autoren aus Wissenschaft und Praxis die verschiedenen Tendenzen und Facetten des Slow Tourism u. a. in den Themen Natur, Wandern und Wasser, Kultur, Architektur und Garten, Musse, Slow Food, Stadte und Spiritualitat vor."
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The Blackwell Companion to Social Inequalities

Author: Mary Romero,Eric Margolis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405152060

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

View: 2919

The Blackwell Companion to Social Inequalities is a first-rate collection of social science scholarship on inequalities, emphasizing race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, age, and nationality. Highlights themes that represent the scope and range of theoretical orientations, contemporary emphases, and emerging topics in the field of social inequalities. Gives special attention to debates in the field, developing trends and directions, and interdisciplinary influences in the study of social inequalities. Includes an editorial introduction and suggestions for further reading.
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Das Globalisierungs-Paradox

die Demokratie und die Zukunft der Weltwirtschaft

Author: Dani Rodrik

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406613517


Page: 415

View: 9100

Ein Plädoyer gegen Hyperglobalisierung und für eine gewisse demokratische Renationalisierung der Wirtschaftspolitik.
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Enzyklopädie Migration in Europa

vom 17. Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart

Author: Klaus J. Bade

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783506756329

Category: Emigration and immigration

Page: 1156

View: 4666

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CSR und Tourismus

Handlungs- und branchenspezifische Felder

Author: Dagmar Lund-Durlacher,Matthias S. Fifka,Dirk Reiser

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662537486

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

View: 9793

Dieses Buch wird dem Leser eine Antwort auf die Fragen geben, wie sich die Tourismusindustrie in Bezug auf CSR Maßnahmen in den letzten zwei Jahrzehnten entwickelt hat und wie positiv diese Maßnahmen heutzutage für verschiedene Tourismusbereiche, wie beispielsweise Reiseveranstalter, Destination, Hotels und NGOs gesehen werden. Die Wichtigkeit freiwilliger CSR Maßnahmen ist heute kaum noch umstritten und sie werden bereits in die Geschäftspraktiken vieler Tourismusbetriebe mit einbezogen. Diese Maßnahmen dienen unter anderem dem verantwortungsvollen Umgang mit natürlichen Ressourcen, von denen eine erfolgreiche Tourismusindustrie ebenso abhängt, wie von der Zufriedenheit der lokalen Bevölkerung, der Mitarbeiter, den Zuliefererbetrieben und der Gäste.
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Visitor Attractions and Events

Locations and linkages

Author: Adi Weidenfeld,Richard Butler,Allan M. Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317580249

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 274

View: 6487

Both visitor attractions and events play pivotal roles in the appeal of tourism destination regions to visitors by virtue of being the main motivator of tourist trips and determining consumers’ choices. However, more recently visitor attractions have become more multifaceted, have proliferated and fragmented in terms of form, location, scale and style, and their role is undergoing major changes in a post-modern world as a result of consumer demands and competitive innovations. Visitor Attractions and Events for the first time theoretically and empirically explores the relations between events and attractions to offer new thinking of the role of space and place in shaping development, management practices and strategies in the sector as well as future implications. The book reveals how location is pivotal in the development, planning, and management of visitor attractions and events. Whereas the location of natural attractions is relatively fixed in space and their locations cannot be predetermined or relocated, human-made or contrived attractions are more influenced by the planning process in the context of the locational decision-making process. Competition and cooperation between visitor attractions and the aspects which shape these relations, including complementarities, compatibility, knowledge spill overs and diffusion of innovations, product similarities and spatial proximity remain largely ignored in the visitor attraction sector and thus are major elements in the focus of this book. Comparative examples ranging from small to major attractions in a wide variety of locations are included. This significant volume will appeal widely to all those interested in the visitor sector, such as tourism, events, leisure studies, destination management and sociology.
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Der Geist der Madame Chen


Author: Amy Tan

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641141575

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 5143

Die Geschichte einer faszinierenden Frau und einer abenteuerlichen Reise in das Herz von Burma In San Francisco ist sie bekannt wie ein bunter Hund – die exzentrische Chinesin Bibi Chen. Die Bestürzung ist daher groß, als sie plötzlich unter mysteriösen Umständen ums Leben kommt. Niemand hat eine Erklärung dafür, am wenigsten ihre zwölf amerikanischen Freunde, mit denen sie eine Kulturreise nach Burma geplant hatte. Doch so schnell lässt sich die lebenslustige Madame Chen nicht zur letzten Ruhe betten, und ihr rebellischer Geist beschließt, ihre Freunde zu begleiten. Ein großes Abenteuer beginnt, denn eines Morgens verschwindet die Gruppe spurlos im burmesischen Dschungel ...
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