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

Animals and Tourism: Understanding Diverse Relationships (Aspects of Tourism #67) By Kevin Markwell (Editor) Cover Image
By Kevin Markwell (Editor)


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.

About the Author

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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781845415044
ISBN-10: 1845415043
Publisher: Channel View Publications
Publication Date: May 1st, 2015
Pages: 328
Language: English
Series: Aspects of Tourism