• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

Tourist Studies developed as a sub-branch of older disciplines in the social sciences, such as anthropology, sociology and economics, and newer applied fields of study in hospitality management, civil rights and transport studies. This Handbook is a sign of the maturity of the field. It provides an essential resource for teachers and students to determine the roots, key issues, and agenda of Tourism Studies.

Conclusions: Tourism Studies—Past Omissions, Emergent Challenges
Conclusions: Tourism studies—past omissions, emergent challenges
From Order to Chaos?

The end of a substantive volume such as this inevitably invites reflection and a certain degree of reflexivity. The achievement of amassing such a range of contributions, valuable as they are, leave no room for complacency. So, while recognizing and drawing from the value and diversity of our authors, in this final chapter we reflect upon the expansive issues that are still to be addressed in tourism studies and some of the challenges that will be faced by all engaged in tackling them.

Picking up on the themes of the introductory chapter, the purpose of studying tourism is primarily to gain a deeper understanding of a highly complex phenomenon which increasingly touches the ...

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