• Scholarship of teaching and learning: what role can writing retreats play?

      Petrova, Petia; Coughlin, Annika (University of Bedfordshire, 2010)
    • The seductions of “soft power”: the call for multifronted research into the articulative reach of tourism in China

      Hollinshead, Keith; Hou, Chun Xiao (Taylor & Francis, 2012-07)
      In recent years, tourism has been increasingly posited as not just that set of ordinary promotional processes by which destinations are projected to visitors from afar (and by which those holiday-makers/trippers are managed there) but also as that mix of political and aspirational activities through which institutions and interest groups variously collaborate and contend to solidify particular visions of their supposed culture, heritage, and nature for not only distant/external others but for their own proximal/internal selves. Working from these later/broader perspectives, this article calls for a much richer critique of the ways in which China itself is articulated. Drawing particularly from Bell's (2008) scrutiny of Confucian orientations to the world and from Nyíri's (2006) examination of declarative agency of and over tourism, this article calls for deeper and more sustained critique of the conceivable “soft power” normalizations of China through tourism today.
    • Special issue endnote: tourism and worldmaking – where do we go from here?

      Ateljevic, Irena; Hollinshead, Keith; Ali, Nazia (Taylor and Francis, 2009)
    • Sport and adventure

      Beedie, Paul (Learning Matters, 2010)
    • Sport and community

      Craig, Peter; Beedie, Paul; Mellor, G. (Learning Matters, 2010)
    • Sport and diversity: issues of race, ethnicity and disability

      Craig, Peter; Beedie, Paul (Learning Matters, 2010)
    • Sport sociology (Active learning in sport series)

      Beedie, Paul; Craig, Peter (Learning Matters, 2010)
    • Students' awareness of the importance of transferable skills for employability

      Petrova, Petia; Ujma, Dorota (Threshold Press Ltd, 2006)
    • To embed or not to embed? the embedding of PDP in the curriculum

      Ujma, Dorota; Atlay, Mark; Petrova, Petia (Threshold Press Ltd, 2009)
    • Tourism and natural resources

      Holden, Andrew (Pearson, 2009)
    • Tourism and poverty reduction: an interpretation by the poor of Elmina, Ghana

      Holden, Andrew; Sonne, Joel; Novelli, Marina (2011)
      Over the past decade, academic research into the use of tourism as a contributor to poverty reduction has grown considerably; however, there are few insights on how the poor perceive the connections between poverty and tourism. Based upon interpretive and participatory fieldwork with the poor of Elmina in Ghana, this paper explores their understanding and constructions of poverty and how they comprehend tourism as a provider of alternative livelihood opportunities. It emerged that poverty is understood as a multi-dimensional construct, including low and irregular incomes, depletion of natural resources, a lack of access to social assets and educational opportunities, and denial of meaningful participation in society. At a time of structural readjustment in Elmina's economy, the potential of tourism to enhance livelihoods and reduce poverty is high, but remains hindered by major barriers to entrepreneurship development and employment within the sector, which is worsened by the lack of access to credit, exclusion from decision-making, poor skills and excessive bureaucracy. It became evident that a focus on the use of tourism for macroeconomic gains will not necessarily benefit the poor. They need to be included in tourism policy and practice, not only as a target group, but also in participatory mechanisms to ensure the appropriate use of tourism for poverty reduction. It is argued that it is only through a better understanding of poor people's experiences of poverty, that tourism can be used more meaningfully as a strategy for its alleviation.
    • Tourism and the green economy: a place for an environmental ethic?

      Holden, Andrew (Taylor & Francis, 2015-01-12)
      Tourism has been recognized by major multilateral world agencies, the World Bank, IMF and United Nations, as a key economic sector for achieving a global transition from a brown to a green economic system. This transition includes an incumbent ethical mission, seeking to improve 'human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities' (UNEP 2011: 1ndash;2). Nevertheless, five key challenges have been identified to tourism playing its part in fulfilling the aims of a green economy, four of which are directly related to its interaction with the natural environment and encompass a strong behavioural component. They are: a consumer trend to travel further for shortening durations of time; a preference for energy-intensive transportation based upon non-renewable fuel usage with an accompanying growth in GHG emissions; excessive water consumption; and damage to marine and terrestrial biodiversity. Simultaneously, the United Nations Environment Programme holds that the driving force of the greening of the tourism industry is consumer demand. The favoured approach from the World Bank and IMF to change environmentally destructive behaviour and reflect the full costs of an increasing ecological scarcity is through price and market correction. Other favoured approaches place a reliance on the greening of technology as a solution to environmental problems. This paper argues that these measures will not be sufficient to deal with the environmental challenges facing the tourism industry and system, and that without a stronger environmental ethic in the market it will be difficult to impose controls on tourists behaviour designed for environmental conservation. It subsequently analyzes the conceptualization of environmental ethics, the rationale for the evolution of an environmental ethic in society and evaluates its relevance to the tourism market.
    • ‘Tourism state’ cultural production: the re-making of Nova Scotia

      Hollinshead, Keith; Ateljevic, Irena; Ali, Nazia (Taylor and Francis, 2009-11)
      Mathews and Richter - amongst many - have condemned the paucity of political analyses in Tourism Studies, while Hall and Meethan have likewise bemoaned the field's related privileging of prescriptivist studies of policy making at the expense of longitudinal, descriptivist interpretations. Responding to such calls, this paper (on the under-suspected ideological power and authority of tourism) critiques the contribution to the understanding of real-world governmental action of the historian McKay as generated in his investigation of matters of cultural representation and cultural formation in Canada.
    • Tourism studies and confined understanding: the call for a 'new sense' postdisciplinary

      Hollinshead, Keith; Seaton, V. (2010)
      Recently, in Current Issues in Tourism, Coles, Hall, and Duval produced a very well-received inspection of the state of Tourism Studies/Tourism Management and acutely stated the case for the much more frequent and rigorous use of postdisciplinary forms of research in the (above) twin fields. This succeeding review article in Tourism Analysis is an update of a like “call-to-postdisciplinarity,” which has been in steady gestation over the last decade, and it is now published here as one that seeks to augment the well-reasoned, panoramic thinking of Coles, Hall, and Duval by clarifying the kinds of “new sense” and “open to the future” dialogic understandings that such a turn towards or engagement with postdisciplinary insight would conceivably entail. While Coles, Hall, and Duval have so capably surveyed the distinctions between (mainly) postdisciplinary styles of inquiry and interdisciplinary ones, this review article now seeks to provide an introductory critique of the kinds of postdisciplinary awarenesses that Tourism Studies/Tourism Management now ubiquitously need. In this examination of the demand for flexible forms of understanding that can more readily interpolate the often difficult-to-distill identifications and the new-register aspirations of populations today—notably those in ambiguous/hybrid postcolonal settings—this critique draws on Gilroy and Bhabha to help map the ambivalent terrain of the world's many new enunciations (i. e., the freshly vivified/revivified projections of culturehood). Thereafter, it beckons the bricoleurship approaches (i. e., the slow/tall-in-reflexivity/high-in-demonstrability interpretative 'soft science' approaches) of Kincheloe to help researchers achieve those sought forms of postdisciplinary criticality. Hopefully, there are nowadays not just a few universities and colleges preparing researchers and practitioners for service in Tourism Studies/Tourism Management (on each continent) who can recognize the need to more than occasionally escape the confines of restrictive/ overinstitutionalized “old sense” interpretations of the world, and support or replace them with other and fresher sorts of postdisciplinary (or extradisciplinary?/adisciplinary?) understandings that are not so restrictively ruled and regulated by the often-acute disciplinary normalizations of yesteryear.
    • Tourism travel and Islamaphobia

      Ali, Nazia; Stephenson, M. (Bingley, 2010)
    • Using structured writing retreats to support novice researchers

      Petrova, Petia; Coughlin, Annika (Emerald, 2012)