Lecturer, Researcher & Consultant, School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures & Linguistics, Monash University
Dr. Joseph M. Cheer is lecturer at the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures & Linguistics and directs the activities of the Australia and International Tourism Research Unit. Joseph’s research draws from trans disciplinary perspectives especially human geography, cultural anthropology and political economy with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region. As a former practitioner, he is focused on research to practice with an emphasis on resilience building, sustainability and social justice.
With Alan Lew, he has two recently published books: Tourism Resilience and Adaptation to Environmental Change (2018) and Tourism Resilience and Sustainability: Adapting to Social, Political and Economic Change (2018) with Routledge. His forthcoming monograph (2019) examines the tourism and traditional culture nexus in the Pacific Islands. Joseph has published in Annals of Tourism Research; Journal of Heritage Tourism; Tourism Analysis; Tourism Development & Planning, Tourism Management Perspectives; SHIMA: International Journal of Research into Island Cultures and Pacific Economic Bulletin and forthcoming in Asia and Pacific Policy Studies; Journal of China Travel Research; Asian Journal of Tourism Research; Hospitality & Society; Journal of Sustainable Tourism and Tourism Geographies.
Current projects include Tourism and Placemaking and Cultural Ecosystems Services in Tourism Geographies, and Overtourism and Tourismphobia in Tourism Planning & Development as well as two books 'Overtourism: Excesses Discontents and Measures in Travel and Tourism' (with Claudio Milano & Marina Novelli) and 'Modern Day Slavery and Orphanage Tourism' (with Leigh Mathews) - both to be published by CAB International in 2019.
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