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Mobility and Globalization in the Aftermath of COVID-19

Emerging New Geographies in a Locked World

Authors: Korstanje, Maximiliano E., George, Babu

  • Argues that first terrorism and then COVID-19 are eroding human relations and the West from the inside
  • Links studies of mobilities, globalization, and post-colonialism
  • Introduces the term wicked gaze to refer to the blurred lines between here-safe and there-unsafe
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About this book

This book argues that COVID-19 revives a much deeper climate of terror which was instilled by terrorism and the War on Terror originally declared by Bush's administration in 2001. It discusses critically not only the consequences of COVID-19 on our daily lives but also “the end of hospitality”, at least as we know it.

Since COVID-19 started spreading across the globe, it affected not only the tourism industry but also ground global trade to a halt. Governments adopted restrictive measures to stop the spread of the virus, including the closure of borders, and airspace, the introduction of strict lockdowns and social distancing, much of which led to large-scale cancellations of international and domestic flights. This book explores how global tourists, who were largely considered ambassadors of democratic and prosperous societies in the pre-pandemic days, have suddenly become undesired guests.

About the authors

Maximiliano E. Korstanje is Reader at the University of Palermo, Argentina, and currently serves as book series editor of Advances in Hospitality, Tourism and Service Sectors (IGI Global) and Tourism Security-Safety and Post Conflict Destinations (Emerald Group Publishing).

Babu George is Professor and Associate Dean in the School of Business, Christian Brothers University, a Lasallian Institution, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.

Reviews

“Dr Korstanje and Dr George’s consistent contribution to a political sociology of hospitality is further developed in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic in this book. By ‘translating’ this unfortunate conjunction into a series of research contexts entangled in recurring patterns of political violence, they skilfully explore the new conundrums of inhospitality. For anyone interested in studies of globalisation with an emphasis on unequal development and political violence, this is an excellent text to read.” (Rodanthi Tzanelli, School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds, UK)

“The concept of mobility is renewed here with those key concerns that underpin contemporary tourism studies, including pleasure, travel and the co-creation of experience. The question of who controls the type of knowledge that is created and circulated during global crises is examined in the light of post-colonialism. Overall, this text forms both an introduction to studies of western empire and a new synthesis of the colonial narrative and economic growth in the aftermath of COVID-19.” (Charlie Mansfield, Lecturer in Tourism Management, University of Plymouth, UK)

“The book is a vivid testimony of how this pandemic chained and changed us and created new geographies of exclusion. Dr Korstanje and George re-examine the notion of hospitality in the West in times of crisis and re-opens the debate about the emerging conflictual relationship with the Non-Western Other, whom they call the “undesired guest”. Dr Korstanje and George’s work is indeed an important addition to the literature; it continues the unfinished debate on colonialism and paves the way for a new one on the end of hospitality in the West in times of Covid-19." (Bootheina Majoul, Carthage University, Tunisia)

“This is a fascinating and timely examination of hospitality and colonialism. Korstanje & George draw widely across social sciences and historical literature to develop a postcolonial and post-COVID19 understanding of where travel, tourism and hospitality might take us next”. (Jonathan Skinner, University of Roehampton, UK)

“Mobility and Globalisation in the Aftermath of COVID-19 offers profound insights about tourism and geopolitics that are at once historically grounded and poignantly current. With a sharp eye and comprehensive perspective, Korstanje traces the evolution of modern travel from the era of European colonialism to the recent grip of a global pandemic. Along the way, he details the crises and conspiracies, both old and new, that have brought us to ‘the end of hospitality’ while also pointing toward alternative futures that may await us. This book will be a stimulating companion for scholars exploring the entanglements of tourism and hospitality with colonialism and capitalism, science and strangers, and post-pandemic politics.” (Jennie Germann Molz, Professor of Sociology, College of the Holy Cross, USA)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mobility and Globalization in the Aftermath of COVID-19
Book Subtitle
Emerging New Geographies in a Locked World
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-78845-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-78845-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-78844-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 200
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