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Title   Disruptive Tourism and its Untidy Guests : Alternative Ontologies for Future Hospitalities 

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Author   VEIJOLA / MOLZ / PYYHTINEN / HOCKERT / GRIT  ISBN   9781137399496  Add to shopping cart   
Publisher   Palgrave-Springer  Group   Commerce/Law View shopping cart
Binding   Hardback Category   Tourism  Terms and conditions
Edition   1/2014 Type   Go back
Publication Year   2014 
Subject   Cultural studies 
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Synopsis

Disruptive Tourism and its Untidy Guests envisions alternative arrangements of social life by welcoming 'the untidy guest' to discourses, theories and philosophies of tourism. Written by an author collective with backgrounds in philosophy, sociology, tourism, hospitality and development studies, the book transfers the focus of tourism theories away from managing sustainability and toward alternative - disruptive - ontologies and epistemologies for future tourist hospitalities and mobilities. The co-authors 'mess around' with tourism studies by invoking the radical potentialities of 'untidiness'. Tourism and the host-guest relations it entails are explored by means of deliberately untidy concepts: camping, parasites, silence, unlearning and serendipities. Instead of trying to manage or tidy up tourist situations and encounters, Disruptive Tourism and its Untidy Guests embraces the messiness of human relations and argues for more creative, embodied and ethical ontologies of tourism, hospitality and mobility. Soile Veijola is Professor of Cultural Studies of Tourism at University of Lapland, Finland. Jennie Germann Molz is Associate Professor of Sociology at College of the Holy Cross, USA. Olli Pyyhtinen is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Turku, Finland, and author of Simmel and the Social (2010) and The Gift and its Paradoxes (2014). Emily Hockert is a Researcher at MTI, University of Lapland, Finland, and the University of Helsinki, Finland. Alexander Grit is Research Lecturer and Head of the Research Centre at the School of Business at Stenden University, The Netherlands.

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