Degrowth in Tourism: Conceptual, Theoretical and Philosophical Issues

Degrowth in Tourism: Conceptual, Theoretical and Philosophical Issues
Konstantinos Andriotis
Leisure & Tourism
Cabi Publishing
The modern day World faces a hostile climate, depleted resources and the destruction of habitats. The dream that growth will lead to a materialistic utopia is left unfulfilled by lack of ecological and economic capacity in the face of severe economic crisis. The only choice is to find alternatives to increased growth and to transform the structures and institutions currently shaping the world and to articulate a more credible vision for the future and lasting prosperity. As a reaction to the problems accrued by capitalism, new development approaches, such as the concept of degrowth, have evolved. Degrowth in Tourism explores newly emerging development approaches that provide more equity for host communities by looking at alternatives to the classic models of development and applying the concept of degrowth in a tourism context. By shifting tourism research from models which prioritise commodified tourism experiences to those who offer alternative decommodified ones: Provides topical analysis and illustrates key themes; Discusses the relationship between tourism and degrowth from both historic processes and contemporary patterns of activity; Includes international examples and case studies. This book will be of interest to researchers and practitioners with tourism, development and economics and those studying degrowth.
E-ISBN: 9781786392794 ISBN: 9781786392787