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Title
The sociology of tourism - theoretical and empirical investigations
Author
Yorghos Apostolopoulos
format
Hardback
Publisher
Routledge
Language
English
UK Publication Date
19960905

The rapid expansion of the tourism industry has provided many economic benefits and affected every facet of contemporary societies including employment, government revenue and cultural manifestations. However, tourism can also be considered a problematic phenomenon, promoting dependency, underdevelopment and adverse sociocultural effects, especially for developing countries.

This pioneering work provides a comprehensive review of these complex tourism issues from a sociological perspective. Various theoretical and empirical approaches are introduced and the following issues are discussed:

* identifiable and stable forms of touristic behaviour and roles
* social divisions within tourism
* the interdependence of tourism and social institutions
* the effects of transnational tourism and commodification on the ecosystem.

Featuring international contributions from nine different countries, this book brings together the most noted theoretical and empirical studies and enriches them with diverse experiences and perspectives.

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Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Tourism - Sociological aspects.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
358

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