Tourism is a rapidly growing area of student enrolment. Tourism: An Introduction is a matchless guide to understanding the theory, practice, development and effects of tourism. Tourism: An Introduction: equips students with a critical perspective of the central processes of tourism and the relationship between tourism and culture; places tourism at the heart of modern life rather than as a peripheral feature added on after work; illuminates the relationship between tourism and nation formation, citizenship, consumerism and globalization; reveals the ritual, performative and embodied dimensions of tourist experience.
Adrian is a prolific researcher, writer and presenter, and is currently editor of SAGE's HSS journal Tourist Studies. He has written numerous articles for a range of journals, from Journal of Sociology and Body and Society to International Review for the Sociology of Sport and Environment and Planning D. He has written three previous book for SAGE: Tourism: An Introduction (2003), Nature and Social Theory (2002) and Animals and Modern Culture (1999). He also presents a television show called The Collectors (ABC, Australia).