New Book edited by Prof. Tim Simpson ‘Tourist Utopias’

  • Tourist Utopias

Congratulations to Prof. Tim Simpson for editing this great collection, Tourist Utopias: Offshore Islands, Enclave Spaces, and Mobile Imaginaries It is now available from Amsterdam University Press; “Released on the 500-year anniversary of the publication of Sir Thomas More’s Utopia, this volume seeks to adapt and apply More’s fecund imagination to the contemporary leisure landscape. The contributors to this volume theorize and analyze a variety of ‘tourist utopias’ – a nascent socio-spatial form crucial to a post-industrial global economy.”

In addition to Prof. Simpson’s contributions “Mapping Tourist Utopias” and  “After Utopia: Post-Colonial Macau and Post-Socialist Chinese Tourists” the book also includes a chapter by Prof. Benjamin Kidder Hodges, “Tourism and a Virtual Bulgaria.”