Social Conflict and Harmony: Tourism in China's Multi-ethnic Communities Vol: 23

Jingjing Yang
University of Surrey, UK

Lingyun Zhang
Beijing Union University, China

Chris Ryan
The University of Waikato, New Zealand

Jafar Jafari
University of Wisconsin-Stout, USA

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Product Details
14 Jun 2016
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
248 pages - 152 x 229 x 23mm
Tourism Social Science Series
The book examines the extent to which Coser's (1956) 16 propositions can apply to tourism impact studies and, where possible, to enhance, deepen and challenge the original theory, using evidence from communities in China that differ from the context used by Coser. The combination of ethnographic description and sociologically-oriented analysis, drawing upon both Chinese and western paradigms that are, at times very different in their underlying value system, challenges several of Coser's suppositions. The book will also draw upon subsequent publications by the authors, both severally and separately. These publications have utilised different concepts and paradigms, including for example the use of Valene Smith's concept of the 'culture broker', Turner's concepts of marginalised peoples, and the paradigms of constructionism and interpretive research work used in other studies by the authors. The sum of the work, it is suggested, adds to our canon of knowledge about social conflict in tourism development as well as impacts of tourism on disadvantaged ethnic communities in China.
1. Introduction 2. Social Conflict and Tourism Development 3. Tourism Development in China 4. Data Collection in China 5. Conflict Created Group-Boundaries in Tourism 6. Hostility and Tensions in Conflict Relationships 7. In-Group Conflict and Group Structure 8. Conflict with Out-group and Group Structure 9. Conflict—the Unifier 10 Conclusion
JingJing Yang, University of Surrey, United Kingdom LingYun Zhang, Beijing Union University, China Chris Ryan, University of Waikato, New Zealand
The kernal of the book is based on Yang's year of ethnographic fieldwork in a Tuva and Kazakh community in Uyghur, and the generalization and comparative perspectives based on the work of Ryan and Zhang. Together they show how small populations of minority cultures in China are gaining viability as they become of interest to tourists. Among the topics are social conflict and tourism development, data collection in China, conflict created group-boundaries in tourism development, conflict with out-group and group structure, and conflict as the unifier. Distributed in North America by Turpin Distribution.

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