Tourism in Southeast Asia : Challenges and New Directions
"Tourism in Southeast Asia" provides an up-to-date exploration of the state of tourism development and associated issues in one of the world's most dynamic tourism destinations. The volume takes a close look at many of the challenges facing Southeast Asian tourism at a critical stage of transition and transformation, and following a recent series of crises and disasters. Building on and advancing the path-breaking. "Tourism in South-East Asia", produced by the same editors in 1993, it adopts a multidisciplinary approach and includes contributions from some of the leading researchers on tourism in Southeast Asia, presenting a number of fresh perspectives. The volume combines introductory material with an in-depth examination of anthropological writing on Southeast Asian tourism followed by case studies dealing with as diverse issues as globalization, terrorism, 'romance tourism' and ecotourism. A sister volume, "Heritage Tourism in Southeast Asia", is in preparation.
- Paperback | 368 pages
- 152 x 228 x 25mm
- 01 Mar 2008
- NIAS Press
- Copenhagen, Denmark
Table of contents
1. Introduction (Michael Hitchcock, Victor King and Michael Parnwell); 2. Anthropology and Tourism in Southeast Asia (Victor T. King); 3. Indonesian Souvenirs as Micro-Monuments to Globalization and Modernity (Kathleen M. Adams); 4. Terrorism and Tourism in Bali and Southeast Asia (Michael Hitchcock and I Nyoman Darma Putra); 5. From Kebalian to Ajeg Bali: Tourism and Balinese Identity in the Aftermath of the Kuta Bombing (Michel Picard); 6. Tourism Policy-Making in Southeast Asia (Linda K Richter); 7. The Development of Private Tourism Business Activity in the Transitional Vietnamese Economy (Jonathan Bennett); 8. Tourism in the Lao People's Democratic Republic (David Harrison and Steven Schipani); 9. Southeast Asian Tourism from a Japanese Perspective (Shinji Yamashita); 10. Cultural and Gender Politics in China-Vietnam Border Tourism (Chan Yuk Wah); 11. Romance and Sex Tourism (Heidi Dahles); 12. A Political Ecology of Sustainable Tourism in Southeast Asia (Michael J.G. Parnwell); 13. New Directions in Indonesian Ecotourism (Janet Cochrane); 14. Dragon Tourism Revisited: The Sustainability of Tourism Development in Komodo National Park (Henning Borchers); 15. Is the Beach Party Over? Tourism and the Environment in Small Islands: A Case Study of Gili Trawangan, Lombok, Indonesia (Mark Hampton and Joanna Hampton); 16. Conclusion: Current Issues in Southeast Asian Tourism (Michael Hitchcock, Victor King and Michael Parnwell); Index
About Victor T. King
Professor Michael Hitchcock is director of the International Institute for Culture, Tourism and Development at London Metropolitan University. Victor T. King is Professor of South East Asian Studies and Executive Director of the White Rose East Asia Centre at the University of Leeds. Michael Parnwell is Reader in Southeast Asian Geography in the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Leeds.