The Routledge Handbook Of Tourism In Asia

Author: C. Michael Hall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317665880
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The Routledge Handbook Of Tourism In Asia from the Author: C. Michael Hall. Asia is regarded as the fastest growing area for international and domestic tourism in the world today and over the next 20 years. Given the economic, social and environmental importance of tourism in the region there is a need for a comprehensive and readable overview of the critical debates and controversies in tourism in the region and the major factors that are affecting tourism development both now and in the foreseeable future. This Handbook is an ambitious survey of the region and its continued growth and development as a key tourism region as a receiver and generator of tourism, with a high proportion of intra-regional travel. The book is divided into five sections. This first section provides an introduction to the region and context to the nationally focused chapters. The next three sections are then broadly based on the three UNWTO Asian regions: southeast Asia, south and central Asia and east and north-east Asia providing readers with a valuable snapshot of tourism at various scales, and from various approaches and positions with the concluding section considers future prospects for tourism in Asia. The handbook is interdisciplinary in coverage and is also international in scope through its authorship and content. It presents a range of perspectives and understanding of the processes and forces shaping tourism in this fascinating and dynamic region of global tourism activity. This is essential reading for students, researches and academics interested in Tourism in the growth region of Asia now and in the future.

Routledge Handbook Of Heritage In Asia

Author: Patrick Daly
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136582037
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Routledge Handbook Of Heritage In Asia from the Author: Patrick Daly. This Handbook is the first major volume to examine the conservation of Asia’s culture and nature in relation to the wider social, political and economic forces shaping the region today. Throughout Asia rapid economic and social change means the region’s heritage is at once under threat and undergoing a revival as never before. As societies look forward, competing forces ensure they re-visit the past and the inherited, with the conservation of nature and culture now driven by the broader agendas of identity politics, tradition, revival, rapid development, environmentalism and sustainability. In response to these new and important trends, the twenty three accessible chapters here go beyond sector specific analyses to examine heritage in inter-disciplinary and critically engaged terms, encompassing the natural and the cultural, the tangible and intangible. Emerging environmentalisms, urban planning, identity politics, conflict memorialization, tourism and biodiversity are among the topics covered here. This path-breaking volume will be of particular interest to students and scholars working in the fields of heritage, tourism, archaeology, Asian studies, geography, anthropology, development, sociology, and cultural and postcolonial studies.

The Routledge Handbook Of Tourism And The Environment

Author: Andrew Holden
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136325557
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The Routledge Handbook Of Tourism And The Environment from the Author: Andrew Holden. The Routledge Handbook of Tourism and the Environment explores and critically evaluates the debates and controversies inherent to tourism’s relationship with nature, especially pertinent at a time of major re-evaluation of our relationship with the environment as a consequence of the environmental problems we now face. It brings together leading specialists from range of disciplinary backgrounds and geographical regions, to provide state-of-the-art theoretical reflection and empirical research on this complex relationship and future direction. The book is divided in to five interrelated sections. Section one evaluates the philosophical basis, rationale and complexity of what is meant by the term ‘environment’ considering the major influences in the construction of how we understand our surroundings and the types of values we place upon them. Section two evaluates the types of eco-systems that are used as natural resources for tourism and the negative and positive impacts upon them. Section three evaluates relevant environmental policy and management mechanisms for the impacts of tourism on the natural environment. Section four focuses on the changing tourism-environment relationship, and the types of tourism that have become established in the tourism industry, market and policy. Section five, analyzes contemporary and future issues of the tourism-environment relationship, based upon themes of environmental and social welfare. This timely book will provide an invaluable resource for all those with an interest in tourism’s relationship with the natural environment, encouraging dialogue across disciplinary boundaries and areas of study. The book is international in its focus, emphasizing that issues of tourism and the natural environment are not only localized but transcend national boundaries that sometimes require both international and global responses. This is essential reading for student, researchers and academics of Tourism as well as those of Geography, Environmental Studies and Development Studies.

The Routledge Handbook Of Tourism Research

Author: Kaye Sung Chon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0789037041
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The Routledge Handbook Of Tourism Research from the Author: Kaye Sung Chon. The Routledge Handbook of Tourism Research is a compendium of some of the most relevant issues affecting tourism development today. The topics addressed in this book provide some new thinking for those involved in tourism research. This book takes the reader from the beginnings of tourism research to a discussion of emerging forms of tourism and selected examples of tourism development. The underlying theoretical dimensions are reviewed, analysed and discussed from a number of perspectives. This book brings together leading researchers, many of whom are members of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism, to discuss tourism today and its future. The works included in this volume are diverse, in terms of geographical context, research methodology, root discipline, and perspective. This book represents studies based in Europe, North America, Oceania, and Asia. Research methodologies include both quantitative and qualitative. Both macro and micro issues are discussed from the economic, psychological, sociological, political science, marketing, and other perspectives, which reflect the interdisciplinary nature of tourism studies. This book is divided into 6 sections. Section 1 considers the foundations for tourism research. Section 2 discusses the implications for destination management and section 3 discusses planning for tourism development. Section 4 covers human capital for tourism development. And finally, section 5 evaluates emerging forms of tourism and then section 6 offers insights into tourism evolution. It offers the reader a comprehensive synthesis of this field, conveying the latest thinking and research. The text will provide an invaluable resource for all those with an interest in tourism research. This is essential reading for students, researchers & academics of Tourism as well as those of related studies in particular Leisure, Hospitality & Development Studies.

Routledge Handbook Of New Media In Asia

Author: Larissa Hjorth
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317684974
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Routledge Handbook Of New Media In Asia from the Author: Larissa Hjorth. While a decade ago much of the discussion of new media in Asia was couched in Occidental notions of Asia as a "default setting" for technology in the future, today we are seeing a much more complex picture of contesting new media practices and production. As "new media" becomes increasingly an everyday reality for young and old across Asia through smartphones and associated devices, boundaries between art, new media, and the everyday are transformed. This Handbook addresses the historical, social, cultural, political, philosophical, artistic and economic dimensions of the region’s new media. Through an interdisciplinary revision of both "new media" and "Asia" the contributors provide new insights into the complex and contesting terrains of both notions. The Routledge Handbook of New Media in Asia will be the definitive publication for readers interested in comprehending all the various aspects of new media in Asia. It provides an authoritative, up-to-date, intellectually broad, conceptually cutting-edge guide to the important aspects of new media in the region — as the first point of consultation for researchers, advanced level undergraduate and postgraduate students in fields of new media and Asian studies.

Routledge Handbook Of Global Public Health In Asia

Author: Siân M. Griffiths
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317817702
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Routledge Handbook Of Global Public Health In Asia from the Author: Siân M. Griffiths. "As the world's largest and most populous continent, Asia is a major player in the challenges for improving global public health. With substantial health inequalities, environmental degradation due to rapid urbanisation, higher risks of natural disasters, increasing migration and an aging population, the public health of the Asian population will only improve through global, national, local and individual efforts"--

Routledge Handbook Of Corruption In Asia

Author: Ting Gong
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317507878
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Routledge Handbook Of Corruption In Asia from the Author: Ting Gong. Corruption in Asia ranges from the venal rent-seeking of local officials to the million-dollar bribes received by corrupt politicians; from excessive position-related consumption to future job offers in the private sector for compliant public servants; from money-laundering to ‘white elephant’ projects that do little more than line the pockets of developers and their political partners. The Routledge Handbook of Corruption in Asia addresses the theories, issues and trends in corruption and anticorruption reform that have emerged from this diverse experience. The book is divided into four major parts: corruption and the state; corruption and economic development; corruption and society; and controlling corruption: strategies, successes and failures. Chapters compare and contrast corruption in different social and institutional contexts, examine both successful and unsuccessful attempts to control it, and consider what lessons can be drawn from these Asian experiences. This academically rigorous and insightful book will be of interest to a wide range of students and scholars, particularly those of Asian studies, politics and sociology.

Routledge Handbook Of Sexuality Studies In East Asia

Author: Mark McLelland
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317685733
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Routledge Handbook Of Sexuality Studies In East Asia from the Author: Mark McLelland. This collection brings together cutting-edge work by established and emerging scholars focusing on key societies in the East Asian region: China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, North and South Korea, Mongolia and Vietnam. This scope enables the collection to reflect on the nature of the transformations in constructions of sexuality in highly developed, developing and emerging societies and economies. Both Japan and China have established traditions of ‘sexuality’ studies reflecting longstanding indigenous understandings of sex as well as more recent developments which interface with Euro-American medical and psychological understandings. Authors reflect upon the complex colonial and economic interactions and cultural flows which have affected the East Asian region over the last two centuries. They trace local flows of ideas instead of defaulting to Euro-American paradigms for sexuality studies. Through looking at regional and global exchanges of ideas about sexuality, this volume adds considerably to our understanding of the East Asian region and contributes to wider discussions of social transformation, modernisation and globalisation. It will be essential reading in undergraduate and graduate programs in sexuality studies, gender studies, women’s studies and masculinity studies, as well as in anthropology, sociology, history, cultural studies, area studies and health sciences.

Routledge Handbook Of Families In Asia

Author: Stella R. Quah
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134712901
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Routledge Handbook Of Families In Asia from the Author: Stella R. Quah. Research on the family has expanded considerably across Asia but studies tend to be fragmented, focusing on narrow issues within limited areas (cities, towns, small communities) and may not be accessible to international readers. These limitations make it difficult for researchers, students, policy makers, and practitioners to obtain the information they need. The Routledge Handbook of Families in Asia fills that gap by providing a current and comprehensive analysis of Asian families by a wide range of experts in a single publication. The thirty-two chapters of this comparative and multi-disciplinary volume are organized into nine major themes: conceptual approaches, methodological issues, family life in the context of culture, family relationships across the family life cycle, issues of work and income, stress and conflict, family diversity, family policy and laws, and environmental setting of homes. Each chapter examines family life across Asian countries, studying cultural similarities and differences and exploring how families are changing and what trends are likely to develop in the future. To provide a fruitful learning experience for the reader, each chapter offers examples, relevant data, and a comprehensive list of references. Offering a complete interdisciplinary overview of families in Asia, the Handbook will be of interest to students, academics, policy makers and practitioners across the disciplines of Asian Studies, Sociology, Demography, Social Work, Law, Social Policy, Anthropology, Geography, Public Health and Architecture.

Routledge Handbook Of The Environment In Southeast Asia

Author: Philip Hirsch
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ISBN: 9780415625210
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Routledge Handbook Of The Environment In Southeast Asia from the Author: Philip Hirsch. The environment in Southeast Asia's past, present and future / Philip Hirsch -- Thematic approaches to environment -- Understanding the physical environment of Southeast Asia: a prerequisite for better environmental management / Avijit Gupta -- Environmental histories of Southeast Asia / Peter Boomgaard -- Population growth and environmental degradation in Southeast Asia / Rodolphe de Koninck and Pham Thanh Hai -- Environmentalism / Tim Forsyth -- A Southeast Asian political ecology / Peter Vandergeest and Robin Roth -- Environmental neoliberalism in Southeast Asia / Keith Barney -- Environmental law in Southeast Asia / Ben Boer -- Environmental governance and decentralization / Robert Fisher -- Transboundary environmental politics in Southeast Asia: issues, responses and challenges / Antonio P. Contreras -- Sectoral issues in natural resources and environment -- Forests and biodiversity / Frances Seymour and Peter Kanowski -- Shifting cultivation and human interaction with forests / Rob Cramb -- Water, rivers and dams / Carl Middleton -- Social and political ecology of fisheries and aquaculture in Southeast Asia / Simon R. Bush and Melissa Marschke -- Urban environmental transitions in Southeast Asia / Peter J. Marcotullio -- Peri-urbanization and environmental issues in mega-urban regions / Edsel E. Sajor -- Adaptation to climate change in Southeast Asia: developing a relational approach / Albert Salamanca and Jonathan Rigg -- Migration and the environment / Rebecca Elmhirst -- Regional and country studies in environment -- The role of ASEAN in shaping regional environmental protection / Koh Kheng-Lian and Md. Saiful Karim -- The mekong: strategic environmental assessment of mainstream hydropower development in an international river basin / Jeremy Carew-Reid -- Cambodia: territorialisation of natural resources and environmental management / Mak Sithirith -- Indonesia: a political-economic history of environment and resources / Jeff Neilson -- Laos: abundance, scarcity and the shifting role of natural resources / Yayoi Fujita Lagerqvist -- Malaysia: structure and agency of the environmental movement / Fadzilah Majid Cooke and Adnan A. Hezri -- Myanmar: evolving environmental governance under a regime in transition / Adam Simpson -- The Philippines: historical and geographical framing of ecological degradation and environmental governance / Doracie Zoleta-Nantes -- Singapore: sustaining a global city-state and the challenges of environmental governance in the twenty-first century / Carl Grundy-Warr and Victor R. Savage -- Thailand: whither gender in the environmental movement? / Pinkaew Laungaramsri -- Timor Leste: embracing resource governance through ritual in a post-conflict society / Lisa Palmer -- Vietnam: governmental and societal response to emergent environmental issues in the mekong delta / Le Anh Tuan