A Research Agenda for the Social Impacts of Tourism

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A Research Agenda for the Social Impacts of Tourism

9781789908299 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Robin Nunkoo, Professor of Sustainable Tourism and Research Methods, Thanika Devi Juwaheer, Professor of Services Marketing, Department of Management, University of Mauritius, Mauritius and Siamak Seyfi, Assistant Professor in Tourism Geography, Geography Research Unit, University of Oulu, Finland
Publication Date: April 2024 ISBN: 978 1 78990 829 9 Extent: c 292 pp
This timely Research Agenda explores the crucial need to understand the social impact of tourism in order to manage industry growth sustainably. Highlighting the multifaceted nature of tourism, chapters uncover the intricate relationships between tourists and host communities and investigate this complex social fabric.

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Elgar Research Agendas outline the future of research in a given area. Leading scholars are given the space to explore their subject in provocative ways, and map out the potential directions of travel. They are relevant but also visionary.

This timely Research Agenda explores the crucial need to understand the social impact of tourism in order to manage industry growth sustainably. Highlighting the multifaceted nature of tourism, chapters uncover the intricate relationships between tourists and host communities and investigate this complex social fabric.

Bringing together a diverse array of international perspectives and research approaches, it covers governance for sustainable tourism, resident attitudes towards tourism, the impact of local lodging on residents’ perceptions of tourism, and the social implications of COVID-19. Using an interdisciplinary lens, this Research Agenda advocates for the need to move beyond a positivist paradigm and to adapt current tourism strategy in order to create effective sustainable tourism practices. Contributors propose a new approach which emphasizes the significance of theoretical and methodological foundations in studying social impacts, aiming to capture the tourist and host community nexus in all its complexity and depth.

This Research Agenda will be an essential resource for students, academics, and researchers specializing in tourism, urban planning, human geography, and sociology. It will also prove insightful for industry practitioners and policymakers seeking a comprehensive understanding of the social dynamics and implications of tourism, as well as those interested in addressing and mitigating the negative impacts of tourism.



Critical Acclaim
‘Social impacts are a critical but undervalued dimension on the tourism system. This book presents a welcome examination of the research paths that need to be followed as well as introducing some new dimensions to our understanding of social impacts research. The book is a welcome addition to our knowledge base of the social dimension of tourism.’
– C. Michael Hall, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Contributors
Contributors include: Zaheer Allam, César Y. Cancán Estares, Tim Coles, Galen Godbey, Geoffrey Godbey, Manuela Guerreiro, Irene Huertas-Valdivia, David S. Jones, Thanika Devi Juwaheer, Jeroen Klijs, Hio Kuan Lai, Milene Lança, João Filipe Marques, Miguela M. Mena, Ondrej Mitas, Jeroen Nawijn, Luís Nobre Pereira, Robin Nunkoo, Patrícia Pinto, Célia Ramos, Otto Regalado-Pezúa, Ana Renda, Siamak Seyfi, Gaunette Sinclair-Maragh, George Triantafyllou, Alba Viana-Lora, Maria Fe Villamejor-Mendoza, Thanakarn Bella Vongvisitsin, Antony King Fung Wong
Contents
Contents:

1 Rethinking research on social impacts of tourism 1
Siamak Seyfi, Robin Nunkoo and Thanika Devi Juwaheer
2 A bibliometric analysis and visualization of social
impact of tourism and sustainability 15
Otto Regalado-Pezúa and César Y. Cancán Estares
3 Residents’ attitudes for tourism: research,
linkages and future research themes 35
George Triantafyllou and Eirini Strataki
4 Evaluation of the social impact of tourism research 61
Alba Viana-Lora and Marta G. Nel·lo-Andreu
5 Social impacts of tourism activities: a social
life-cycle assessment perspective 75
Irene Huertas-Valdivia
6 Tourism and citizenship: time to readjust the focus? 91
Tim Coles
7 Two pathways towards synergies between the
right to live and the right to travel 113
Jeroen Nawijn, Ondrej Mitas and Jeroen Klijs
8 New perspectives of community-based tourism:
a universal approach to tourism development 125
Thanakarn Bella Vongvisitsin and Antony King Fung Wong
9 Is local lodging negatively impacting residents’
perceptions of tourism in their community? 145
Patrícia Pinto, Manuela Guerreiro, Ana Renda,
Luís Nobre Pereira, Milene Lança and Hio Kuan Lai
10 Governance for sustainable tourism: strong
institutions as prerequisites in local tourism
development 161
Miguela M. Mena and Maria Fe Villamejor-Mendoza
11 COVID-19 and tourism: a look at the social implications 191
Gaunette Sinclair-Maragh
12 The contagious effect of COVID-19 on residents’
perceptions about the sociocultural impacts of tourism 217
Manuela Guerreiro, Patrícia Pinto, Célia Ramos,
João Filipe Marques, Milene Lança and Hio Kuan Lai
13 The future of cultural urban tourism amidst calls
for social inclusivity during the COVID-19 pandemic 233
Zaheer Allam and David S. Jones
14 Toward a new tourism paradigm 251
Geoffrey Godbey and Galen Godbey
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