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Terrorism, Tourism and the End of Hospitality in the 'West'

Authors: Korstanje, Maximiliano E.

  • Constitutes an original contribution to the debate around the intertwining of terrorism and the international hospitality industry
  • Contextualizes the current rise of xenophobia in Europe and the US within the history of hospitality in the West
  • Expands our current thinking of terrorism to discuss broader implications for how it will continue to reshape our interaction with all 'Others' 
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This book explores how the contemporary threat of terrorism is eroding the concept of hospitality in the West. Going beyond the immediate effects of terrorism that are daily portrayed in the media and have shaped the foreign policy agenda of politicians in Europe and the US, this study explores the conceptual framework of how terrorism emerged and expanded within the West and shows how it interacts with, and targets, leisure consumerism and the international hospitality industry.

About the authors

Maximiliano E. Korstanje is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics at the University of Palermo, Argentina. He is editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Safety and Security in Tourism and the International Journal of Cyber Warfare and Terrorism. Previously, he was Visiting Fellow at CERS University of Leeds, UK, and the University of La Habana, Cuba.

Reviews

“Maximiliano Korstanje’s latest book is a wide ranging reconsideration of the relationship between contemporary terrorism and tourism. Its central thesis is that ‘terrorism is modern tourism by other means.’ Korstanje goes back to the European conquests and imperialism of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries to show that terrorism and its adjunct industries are but the latest form of global capitalist exploitation as spearheaded by the West, and especially the Anglophone states. This fresh, critical assessment provides readers with a thought-provoking reassessment of current modernity and a less than sanguine view of its future.” (Geoffrey Skoll, Emeritus Professor, SUNY Buffalo, USA)

“Maximilliano Korstanje’s innovative study explores how terrorism and the threat it poses in the post-9/11 world has undermined our traditional understandings of hospitality, tourism and otherness. He explores the intersections and subtle interplay between terrorism and global violence and the tourism and hospitality habits of the affluent. Korstanje reminds those of us living in Western nations of the hypocrisy of flattering ourselves as the welcoming, privileged few. He forces us to confront the reality that the affluent West needs to confront what we are – inhospitable, uncivil folk who have more in common with the denizens of the Capitol as depicted in The Hunger Games than with the heroic tropes with which we view ourselves. We are not defenders of the downtrodden. We are the ugly and boorish glamourists who only care about the suffering of others when we are forced to look at it. Bold and unflinching, Korstanje dissects our global pandemic of fear and mobility-loss in a world chronologically divided between before and after 9/11.” (Luke Howie, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, Monash University, Australia)

“Terrorism, Tourism and the End of Hospitality in the ‘West’ is not only an excellent book but also a very important book to read. The world is changing and terrorism is a major issue for western countries but also for the world. This book is therefore timely.” (Hugues Séraphin, Associate Professor, University of Winchester, UK)

“Tourism is a beneficiary of mobility; terrorism feeds on it, too. The first kneejerk reaction of a terror stricken society is to constrain mobility – not just of people but of also of ideas. In this seminal work, Maximiliano Korstanje examines the death of tourism and, in that process, the end of ‘the West’ we all assume we are familiar with.” (Babu P George, Associate Professor, Fort Hays State University, USA)

“Not only professor Korstanje’s work deepens on the psychological terror from a political perspective but in the interplay between fear and hospitality. While Europe colonized the world by imposing the sense of hospitality as an instrument to discipline the Other, now terrorism is eroding the basis of hospitality introducing a paralyzing terror.” (Freddy Timmermann, Associate Professor, Catholic University Silva Henriquez, Chile)

“This book artfully explains how terrorism and fear both nurture and abhor hospitality. Consumption and destruction facilitate entertainment at the expense of ‘the other’—the growing population of strangers transformed through a weaponized gaze.” (David Altheide, Regents’ Professor Emeritus, Arizona State University, USA and author of Terrorism and Politics of Fear, 2017)        

“This book represents a provocative look at how the other is seen as a threat, an object of enjoyment and an opportunity for ‘jouissance’.” (Adrian Scribano, CONICET, Argentina)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Korstanje, Maximiliano E.

    Pages 1-8

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  • The Other in Western Civilization

    Korstanje, Maximiliano E.

    Pages 9-30

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  • The Concept of Civility and Law

    Korstanje, Maximiliano E.

    Pages 31-55

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  • The Rise of the Nation-State and Free Transit

    Korstanje, Maximiliano E.

    Pages 57-79

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  • The Problem of Terrorism

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    Pages 81-104

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eBook 83,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-52252-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 106,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-52251-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover 106,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-84858-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Terrorism, Tourism and the End of Hospitality in the 'West'
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-52252-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-52252-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-52251-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-84858-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 204
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