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New Directions in the Sociology of Tourism

Cohen, Scott and Cohen, E (2019) New Directions in the Sociology of Tourism Current Issues in Tourism, 22 (2). pp. 153-172.

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This review article starts with an examination of the shifting nature of tourism discourse from the 1960s up to the present, and then focuses on seven topics that we consider to be on the forefront of current developments in the sociological study of tourism: emotions, sensory experiences, materialities, gender, ethics, authentication and the philosophical groundings of tourism theories. We find that in recent years the sociology of tourism was marked by three general trends: the growing application of specific novel theories from other fields to tourism, the examination of new facets of touristic phenomena, and an intensified inquiry into the status of tourism as an intellectual or cultural project. We conclude that while the application of a range of novel theoretical perspectives and facets largely reflects the postmodern move away from binary thinking and concepts, the sociology of tourism still makes little contribution back to the discipline of sociology, and will need to address important emergent topics such as deglobalization and current nationalistic movements toward isolationism, to do so.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Authors :
Cohen, E
Date : 2019
DOI : 10.1080/13683500.2017.1347151
Copyright Disclaimer : This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Current Issues in Tourism on 8 July 2017, available online:
Uncontrolled Keywords : Sociology of tourism; Binaries; Emotions; Sensory experiences; Materialities; Gender; Ethics; Authentication; Philosophical groundings
Depositing User : Melanie Hughes
Date Deposited : 23 Jun 2017 07:48
Last Modified : 30 Jan 2019 15:21

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