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Production, Consumption and Sustainability
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Young-Sook Lee (Edited By) Associate Professor Young-Sook Lee joined UiT The Arctic University of Norway as the Head of Department (Tourism and Northern Studies) in March 2014. Previously, she held a Senior Lecturer position at Griffith University, Australia where she served for 15 years. Originally coming from South Korea, she was educated in the UK, Australia as well as her home country South Korea. Young-Sooks research interests stem from her lived-experiences of different worlds of today. Researching into East Asian cultural philosophies and how they may inform tourism practices both in the industry and academia, she bridges the multidimensional contemporary worlds that we live in the 21st century. Since joining UiT The Arctic University of Norway, her research focus has expanded to Arctic tourism issues for sustainable development and operations. She serves as a member for Global Panel of Tourism Experts for UNWTO. David Weaver (Edited By) received his PhD in Geography from the University of Western Ontario (Canada) in 1986. He is currently Professor of Tourism Research at Griffith University, Australia, and has published more than 120 journal articles, book chapters and books. He maintains an active research agenda in sustainable destination and protected area management, ecotourism, and resident perceptions of tourism. Current projects include investigating the willingness of protected area visitors to participate in site enhancement activities. Professor Weaver has published extensively in leading journals such as Annals of Tourism Research, Tourism Management, Journal of Travel Research and Journal of Sustainable Tourism. His widely adopted textbooks include Tourism Management (5th ed.) and Ecotourism (Wiley Australia), Encyclopedia of Ecotourism (CABI), and Sustainable Tourism: Theory and Practice (Taylor & Francis). He is a Fellow of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism and has delivered numerous invited international keynote addresses on innovative tourism management topics. He has worked with organisations such as UNWTO and PATA as an expert advisor. Nina K Prebensen (Edited By) is a Professor at Buskerud and Vestfold University College and at UiT The Arctic University of Norway. She has published papers in various tourism journals. Her research focuses particularly on the tourist decision and experience processes, where co-creation of value for hosts and guests are in focus. Her teaching experiences include marketing, tourism marketing and management, service quality and branding strategies. Prebensen has been part of 25 business boards, and has a long history in co-operating with the tourism industry.
PART I: INTRODUCTION AND ISSUES: TOURIST EXPERIENCES OF THE ARCTIC AND CREATING TOURIST EXPERIENCES. Chapter 1: Arctic Destinations and Attractions as Evolving Peripheral Settings for the Production and Consumption of Peak Tourism Experiences Chapter 2: Experiencing the Arctic in the Past: French Visitors to Finnmark in the Late 1700s and Early 1800s Chapter 3: Roles of Adventure Guides in Balancing Perceptions of Risk and Safety Chapter 4: The Central Role of Identity in the Arctic Periphery Chapter 5: Tourists and Narration in the Arctic: The Changing Experience of Museums Chapter 6: World Heritage List = Tourism Attractiveness? PART II: CREATING TOURIST EXPERIENCES IN THE ARCTIC Chapter 7: Degrees of Peripherality in the Production and Consumption of Leisure Tourism in Greenland Chapter 8: Northern Lights Experiences in the Arctic Dark: Old Imaginaries and New Tourism Narratives Chapter 9: Exploring the Extreme Iditarod Trail in Alaska Chapter 10: The Arctic Tourism Experience from an Evolving Chinese Perspective Chapter 11: Tourists' Interpretations of a "Feelgood In Lapland" Holiday- A Case Study Chapter 12: Negotiating Sami Place and Identity: Do Scottish Traditions Help Sami to be More Sami? Chapter 13: Emergence of Experience Production Systems for Mass Tourism Participation in Peripheral Regions: Evidence from Arctic Scandinavia Chapter 14: Factors of Peripherality: Whale Watching in Northern Norway Chapter 15: Responsible Fishing Tourism in the Arctic Chapter 16: Long way up: Powered Two-Wheeled Journeys in Northern Peripheries Chapter 17: Experiences of Marine Adventurers in the Canadian Arctic Chapter 18: Arctic Tourism in Russia: Attractions, Experiences, Challenges and Potentials Chapter 19: Tourism Experiences of Post-Soviet Arctic Borderlands Chapter 20: Arctic Tourism Experiences: Opportunities, Challenges and Future Research Directions for a Changing Periphery