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‘Tourism geographies are moving out’: A comment on the current state of institutional geographies of tourism geographies
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Geography and Economic History, Economic and social geography.
2014 (English)In: Geographia Polonica, ISSN 0016-7282, Vol. 87, no 3, 353-365 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Tourism geographies are a vibrant field of scientific inquiry. Despite this, it is obvious that the sub-disciplineis met with disinterest within geography departments, at the same time as tourism geographers are welcomedand acknowledged within the wider tourism community. This article offers some reflections and an institutionalperspective on the tourism–geography nexus. This is accomplished by reviewing the institutional andgeographical affiliations of authors in the journal Tourism Geographies. It is shown that tourism geographiesare successful globally, but for various reasons are increasingly marginalized within geography departments.Hence, it is concluded that tourism geographies seem to be moving out of geography departments, which mayturn out to deprive students of learning about the geography of a major driver of global and regional change.

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Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization , 2014. Vol. 87, no 3, 353-365 p.
Keyword [en]
tourism geographies, geography departments, institutional perspective, IGU, mainstream geography
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Social and Economic Geography
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Social and Economic Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-94898DOI: 10.7163/GPol.2014.24OAI: diva2:756819
Available from: 2014-10-20 Created: 2014-10-20 Last updated: 2015-05-08Bibliographically approved

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