Rural tourism development localism and cultural change

George, E. Wanda, 1943-

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  • Rural tourism represents a merging of perhaps two of the most influential yet contradictory features of modern life. This book links changes at the local, rural community level to broader, more structural considerations of globalization and allows for a deeper, more theoretical consideration of the various features of rural tourism development.


  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 250-266) and index.
  • English


  • Contents; List of Figures and Tables; Chapter 1 Introduction to Rural Tourism Development; Chapter 2 Political Economy of Rural Tourism Development in Canada; Chapter 3 The Case of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; Chapter 4 The Case of Port Stanley, Ontario; Chapter 5 The Case of Vulcan, Alberta; Chapter 6 The Case of Canso, Nova Scotia; Chapter 7 Synopsis: From Case Studies to Premises; Chapter 8 The Complex Role of Local Culture in Rural Tourism; Chapter 9 Changing the Rural Landscape; Chapter 10 Notions of Community; Chapter 11 Rural Community Sustainability and Sustainable Rural Tourism
  • Chapter 12 The Role of Public PolicyChapter 13 Presenting a Process for Tourism Planning that Engages Community; Chapter 14 The Way Forward: Rethinking Rural Tourism Research and Practice; References; Subject Index; Author Index
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