Philosophical Issues In Tourism

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-03-19
  • Publisher: Channel View Publications
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The aim of this book is to bridge the disciplines of philosophy and tourism and to provide an analysis and application of philosophical issues of tourism. In doing so this book focuses on three key areas of knowledge, aesthetics and values.

Author Biography

John Tribe is Professor of Tourism at the University of Surrey, UK. He is Editor-in-Chief of Annals of Tourism Research and Co-Chair of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation Education and Science Council. Previous works in this field include The Art of Tourism, The Truth about Tourism, The Philosophic Practitioner, The Indiscipline of Tourism, Education for Responsible Tourism Action, The Concept of Tourism and Tourism: a critical business.

Table of Contents


1. Philosophical Issues in Tourism - John Tribe Truth: Reality, Knowledge, and Disciplines

2. Who is a Tourist? Conceptual and theoretical developments - Scott McCabe

3. What is Tourism? Definitions, theoretical phases and principles - Alexandre Netto

4. Epistemology, Ontology and Tourism - Maureen Ayikoru

5. Post-disciplinary Tourism - Tim Coles, Michael Hall and David Duval

6. The End of Tourism? Nomadology and the mobilities paradigm - Kevin Hannam Beauty: Well-being, Aesthetics and Art

7. Tourism and Restoration - Balvinder Kaur Kler

8. Aesthetic Pleasures: Contemplating spiritual tourism - Shalini Singh and Tej Vir Singh

9. Nature, Beauty and Tourism - Cain Todd

10. Tourism and the Aesthetics of the Built Environment - Robert Maitland and Andrew Smith

11. Tourism and the Arts - Brian Wheeller Virtue: Ethics, Values and The Good Life

12. Ethics and Tourism - David Fennell

13. Good Actions in Tourism - Tazim Jamal and Chris Menzel

14. Against ‘Ethical Tourism' - Jim Butcher

15. Development and its Discontents: Ego-tripping without ethics or idea(l)s? - Mick Smith

16. Trans-modernity: remaking our (tourism) world? - Irena Ateljevic

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