The Anthropology of Tourism Security


Maximiliano E. Korstanje – University of Palermo, Palermo, Argentina

Series: Hospitality, Tourism and Marketing Studies
BISAC: BUS081000

As a concept, tourism security has recently occupied a central position not only in tourism and hospitality fields but also in the social imaginary. The post-Westphalian nation states devote considerable energy and resources to fight against the radicalized groups but the fact is that terrorism still remains a big problem and is very hard to resolve. Unlike other past decades, today foreign tourists and journalists are targeted by these radical cells.

In view of this, a book, which revolves around tourism security, is not only necessary but represents an unquestionable urgency. In this editorial project, the authors gather 9 seminal chapters which discuss—from different perspectives—the anthropological nature of tourism security as well as the next steps to follow in the years to come. Oscillating from ISIS and terrorism to climate change, without mentioning security on board of cruises or health issues, this book situates as a must-read work, which sheds light on the dichotomies between the needs of further security and the attractiveness of destinations.
(Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. How Will Tourism Security Change in a Post-Isis World?
(Peter Tarlow, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, US)

Chapter 2. Tourism Security after Climate Change
(Maximiliano E. Korstanje, Kenneth David Strang and Rodanthi Tzanelli, University of Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and others)

Chapter 3. Cruise Crimes: Onboard, Onshore
(Thomas R. Panko and Tony L. Henthorne, School of Criminal Justice, Forensic Science and Security, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS, US, and others)

Chapter 4. Reconsidering Security in Tourism and Hospitality
(Maximiliano E. Korstanje and Seraphin Hugues, University of Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and others)

Chapter 5. The Anthropology of Heritage and Cultural Tourism
(Maximiliano E. Korstanje, University of Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Chapter 6. Cruise Holiday or Deep Sea Terror
(Cyril Peter, School of Business and Information Technology, Wellington Institute of Technology, Petone, Wellington, New Zealand)

Chapter 7. Islamophobia, Racism and Critical Race Theory
(Dilshad Sarwar and Razaq Raj, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, England)

Chapter 8. The Reasons behind the Difficulties of Western States to Erradicate Terrorism: Who Are the Real Terrorists?
(Maximiliano E. Korstanje, University of Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Chapter 9. The Interchange between Tourism Surety and Health Issues
(Peter Tarlow, Department of Humanities in Medicine, College of Medicine, Texas A&M University,
College Station, Texas, US)

About the Authors



“While most other books limit themselves to discussing tourism security as a straightforward practical challenge, this one is a bold attempt to situate security within related social science fields – particularly anthropology. This approach gives us frameworks to debate tourism security as a scholarly topic. That said, the contributors to this volume have brought in several real world examples to expand upon these frameworks and apply them to improve the practice of security management in tourism.” – <strong>Babu George, PhD, Fort Hays State University, USA</strong>

“Safety and security are the latest frontier of tourism contemporary challenges. This book analyzes the wider range and the multiple relations among travel, safety, security and risk perception from an anthropological perspective.” – <strong>Claudio Milano, Ostelea School of Tourism and Hospitality, University of Lleida (Barcelona, Spain).</strong>

“<i>The Anthropology of Tourism Security</i> by Max Korstanje ties many useful topics of tourism security together into a useful, well written text. As a professor of hospitality security and risk management I find it informative and timely.” – <strong>Brian Bergquist, Ph.D. Professor, University of Wisconsin-Stout, USA</strong>

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