Handbook of Globalisation and Tourism
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Handbook of Globalisation and Tourism

Edited by Dallen J. Timothy

Globalization entails the world becoming a smaller place through political, socio-cultural and economic processes. These processes have salient implications for tourism, and tourism itself is one of the driving forces behind globalization. This book is a collection of conceptual treatises by international scholars about the dynamics and reach of globalization and its relationships with tourism. It anatomizes and deconstructs the global forces, processes and challenges that face the world of tourism. It is international in scope, encyclopedic in its conceptual depth, empirically evocative, and contemporary in its coverage.
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Chapter 6: Migration, tourism, and globalisation

Allan M. Williams

Abstract

Knowledge and risk, together with affect, constitute the two sides of the fulcrum in the complex inter-relationships between tourism and migration. This is understood in terms of three levels of analysis: the micro, meso and macro. The key to the individual or micro level is the interactoin between the analytic and the affective dimesnions of the dual system of knowing: specifically the accumulation of tacit knowledge, emotional experiences and images through tourism which informs migration decisions, or vice versa. The affect elment also plays a major role in the meso level, or VFR tourism which are woven around the globalized networks of migrants, but also become vehicles for further migration. Both these levels are framed by the macro level, constituted of structural and institutional factors, including technological changes, the regulation of migration and the creation of deeply embedded scapes which shape flows of people in context of globalization.

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