Introduction: Tourism geographies in the 'Asian Century' 1. Critical tourism studies: new directions for volatile times 2. What western tourism concepts obscure: intersections of migration and tourism in Indonesia 3. Decentring scholarship through learning with/from each 'other' 4. 'Asianizing the field': questioning Critical Tourism Studies in Asia 5. Becoming Airbnbeings: on datafication and the quantified Self in tourism 6. Going on holiday only to come home: making happy families in Singapore 7. Linkages between tourist resorts, local food production and the sustainable development goals 8. Food safety and tourism in Singapore: between microbial Russian roulette and Michelin stars 9. Visitor diversification in pilgrimage destinations: comparing national and international visitors through means-end 10. The materiality of air pollution: Urban political ecologies of tourism in Thailand 11. Ontological mingling and mapping: Chinese tourism researchers' experiences at international conferences 12. Tourism studies is a geopolitical instrument: Conferences, Confucius Institutes, and 'the Chinese Dream' 13. (Post-) pandemic tourism resiliency: Southeast Asian lives and livelihoods in limbo Afterword: a critical reckoning with the 'Asian Century' in the shadow of the anthropocene
Harng Luh Sin is former Associate Professor at Sun Yat-Sen University and a Visiting Fellow at Singapore Management University. Her work looks at volunteer and responsible tourism, sustainable development, and the critical tourism in Southeast Asia and China. She is the co-founder of the Critical Tourism Studies Asia- Pacific network.Mary Mostafanezhad is Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Environment at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Her scholarship is focused on tourism, development, and socio-environmental change. She is Co-Editor-in-Chief of Tourism Geographies and the Critical Green Engagements Series of the University of Arizona Press. Joseph M. Cheer is Co-Editor-in-Chief of Tourism Geographies. He is Professor at Center for Tourism Research, Wakayama University, Japan, and holds adjunct appointments at AUT, New Zealand, UCSI University, Malaysia, and Monash University, Australia. Joseph is also a board member of Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), the region's main industry body.