Tourism Resilience and Adaptation to Environmental Change
(Routledge Advances in Tourism)
Lew, Alan A. (EDT)
Cheer, Joseph M. (EDT)
Taylor & Francis 2017/08
324 p. 24 cm
Drawing on original empirical and theoretical insights in resilience thinking, this book explores how tourism communities and economies respond to environmental changes, both fast (natural hazard disasters) and slow (incremental shifts).
In recent years, resilience theory has come to occupy the core of our understanding and management of the adaptive capacity of people and places in complex social and environmental systems. Despite this, tourism scholars have been slow to adopt resilience concepts, at a time when the emergence of new frameworks and applications is pressing. Drawing on original empirical and theoretical insights in resilience thinking, this book explores how tourism communities and economies respond to environmental changes, both fast (natural hazard disasters) and slow (incremental shifts). It explores how tourism places adapt, change, and sometimes transform (or not) in relation to their environmental context, with an awareness of intersection with societal dynamics and links to political, economic and social drivers of change. Contributions draw on empirical research conducted in a range of international settings, including indigenous communities, to explore the complexity and gradations of environmental change encounters and resilience planning responses in a range of tourism contexts. As the first book to specifically focus on environmental change from a resilience perspective, this timely and original work makes a critical contribution to tourism studies, tourism management and environmental geography, as well as environmental sciences and development studies.
Table of Contents
Part 1: INTRODUCTION 1. Environmental change, resilience and tourism: Definitions and frameworks Alan A. Lew and Joseph Cheer 2. Applying the adaptive capacity cycle to tourism development: An exploration of socio-social-ecological resilience Esther Duke, Stuart Cottrell and Jana Raadik Cottrell 3. The sustainable and resilient community: A new paradigm for community development Alan A. Lew, Chin-cheng Ni, Tsung-chiung Wu and Pin T. Ng Part 2: NATURE-BASED TOURISM & CLIMATE CHANGE 4. Searching for resilience: Seal watching tourism as a resource for community development in Iceland Georgette Leah Burns 5. Tourism development and resilience in small oceanic islands in Australia and Brazil Leonardo Nogueira de Moraes 6. Ecotourism, climate change, and rural resilience in Trinidad and Tobago Tisha Holmes 7. Cultural ecosystem services, tourism, and community resilience in coastal wetland conservation in Taiwan Alan A. Lew and Tsung-chiung Wu 8. Managing for resilience in the face of climate change: The adaptive capacity of U.S. ski areas Natalie Ooi 9. (Re)production of resilient tourism space in the context of climate change in coastal Quebec, Canada Dominic Lapointe and Bruno Sarrasin 10. A resilience approach to understanding collaborative coral reef conservation on Gili Trawangan, Indonesia L. Arifin Bakti, Alan A. Lew and Yeon-Su Kim Part 3: DISASTERS EVENTS AND TOURISM 11. Disaster resilience of small businesses in Guanxian ancient town, Sichuan, China Honggang Xu, Fangfang Chen and Shanshan Dai 12. Death and disaster as moments of liminality: Towards collective agency and community resilience in Solukhumbu, Nepal Maggie C. Miller 13. Tourism and the psychologically resilient city: Christchurch after the earthquake Irina Herrschner and Phoebe Honey 14. Restoring spiritual resilience in post-disaster recovery in Fukushima Kumi Kato 15. Fast and slow resilience in the New Zealand tourism industry Orchiston, Caroline and Espiner, Stephen Part 4: INDIGENOUS RESPONSES TO CHANGING ENVIRONMENTS 16. Within the changing system of Arctic tourism, what should be made resilient to what, and for whom? Kevin Hillmer-Pegram 17. Conceptualizing destinations as a Vanua: An examination of the evolution and resilience of a Fijian social and ecological system Apisalome Movono Part 5: CONCLUSIONS 18. Lessons learned: Tourism and the Anthropocene Joseph M. Cheer & Alan A. Lew