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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.

Development Studies and Tourism
Development studies and tourism

With its promise of foreign exchange and employment, tourism is seen as an attractive development strategy; thereby placing it within the realm of development studies, a highly contested field of enquiry with roots in the late 1940s being institutionalized in the 1950s and 1960s (Hettne, 2002). Proponents of tourism argue that the industry in its various forms has a role to play, not only in economic development but also in development more broadly defined. With tourism being used as a strategy for development, there are opportunities to further explore the relationship between tourism and various competing development ideologies, theories and strategies that have evolved over time within the overriding discipline of development studies. For example, tourism development can ...

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