Animals and Tourism: Understanding Diverse Relationships (Aspects of Tourism 67)

Animals and Tourism: Understanding Diverse Relationships (Aspects of Tourism 67)

By: Kevin Markwell (editor)Paperback

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This book critically examines the many ways in which tourism and animals intersect, whether as tourist attractions, wildlife conservation tools, as travel companions or as meat to be eaten. It aims to make a meaningful contribution to the growing body of knowledge concerning the relationships between animals, tourists and the tourism industry. The chapters are organised into three themes: ethics and welfare; conflict, contradiction and contestation; and shifting relationships. Theoretically informed and empirically rich, the chapters examine topics such as whale watching, animal performances, the objectification and commodification of animals and stakeholder conflict among a range of others. It is hoped that the book will help to highlight key research questions and stimulate other researchers and students to reflect critically on the place of animals within tourism spaces, experiences, practices and structures.

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Kevin Markwell is Associate Professor at the School of Business and Tourism, Southern Cross University, Australia. His research focuses on human-animal studies, tourist-nature relationships, wildlife tourism and gay tourism.


Acknowledgments 1. Kevin Markwell: Animals and Tourism: Towards an Understanding of Diverse Relationships Part 1: Ethics and Welfare 2. David Fennell: The Status of Animal Ethics in Tourism: A Review of Theory 3. Georgette Leah Burns: Animals as Tourism Objects: Ethically Refocusing Relationships between Tourists and Wildlife 4. Kate Bone and Jane Bone: The Same Dart Trick: The Exploitation of Animals and Women in Thailand Tourism 5. Stephen Wearing and Chantelle Jobberns: From 'Free Willy' to Sea World: Has Ecotourism Improved the Rights of Whales? 6. Brent Lovelock: Troubled Shooting: The Ethics of Helicopter-Assisted Guided Trophy Hunting by Tourists for Tahr Part 2: Conflict, Contradiction and Contestation 7. James Higham and Katja Neves: Whales, Tourism and Manifold Capitalist Fixes: New Relationships with the Driving Force of Capitalism 8. Jeffrey Ventre and John Jett: Killer Whales, Theme Parks and Controversy: An Exploration of the Evidence 9. Carlie S. Weiner: Dolphin Tourism and Human Perceptions: Social Considerations to Assessing the Human-Dolphin Interface 10. Erik Cohen: Young Elephants in Thai Tourism: A Fatal Attraction 11. Outi Ratamaki and Taru Peltola: Drama over Large Carnivores: Performing Wildlife Tourism in a Controversial Space 12. David Newsome: Conflicts between Cultural Attitudes, Development and Ecotourism: The Case of Bird Watching Tours in Papua New Guinea 13. Muchazondida Mkono: 'Eating the Animals You Come to See': Tourists' Meat-Eating Discourses in Online Communicative Texts Part 3: Shifting Relationships 14. R. Harvey Lemelin: From the Recreational Fringe to Mainstream Leisure: The Evolution and Diversification of Entomotourism 15. Fernanda de Vasconcellos Pegas : From Dinner Plate to T-Shirt Logo: The Changing Role of a Flagship Turtle Species in One of Brazil's Most Popular Tourism Destinations 16. Jeffrey C. Skibins: Ambassadors or Attractions? Disentangling the Role of Flagship Species in Wildlife Tourism 17. Ulrike Gretzel and Anne Hardy: Pooches on Wheels: Overcoming Pet-Related Constraints through RVing 18. Kevin Markwell: Exploited Elephants and Pampered Pets: Reflecting on Tourism-Animal Relationships Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/05/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781845415037
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 633
  • ID: 9781845415037
  • weight: 503
  • ISBN10: 1845415035

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